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My first real guitar

When I was young my parents thought it would be good to put me in guitar lessons.  I'm guessing I was in grade 5 or 6.  The idea was good, but the instructor wasn't.  He tried to teach me straight…

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The 5AM Club

Recently I have joined the 5 AM club.  I don't make resolutions in the New Year, but I do sometimes take stock of the last year, reassess, recalibrate, reload and re-engage to steal a line or two from author Jocko…

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Halloween

I am not certain that I really like Halloween anymore.  I'm not sure when it lost its appeal.  As a kid, it was definitely in my top 3 for holidays.  You just had to knock on the door, and voila…

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Yoga

Ever tried Yoga? I would definitely recommend it to anyone that hasn't tried it. I did some this morning before typing this and it really does start the day off well.  I can't remember where I read it, but I…

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Arts and Crafts

What do other parents do with all of the arts and crafts that come home from school over the years?  At first it's so nice.  A couple of random colours streaked across a page resembling graffiti on the picture that…

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Don't Quit

I thought today I would share another poem with you.  This poem was one that I read as a moldable teenager that I absorbed back then.  The funny part is that I actually have to google this to ensure that…

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Get A Dog

There is just something about a dog that makes life better...Unless it's raining outside...that's not as fun.  The companionship that a dog brings is just so pure. I don't know all of the stats on specifically the cognitive bandwidth of…

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The first sip

Is there anything as nice, refreshing, comforting or all of the above as the first sip?  It can be just about any beverage that you would want to let sit in your cup. Consider the end of a week where…

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Laundry

I can only assume that the stories online are true sometimes.  Laundry has this mystical ability to hide.  I completely understand how my kids can't find theirs because I have watched as they remove their socks and drift them across…

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Picture Frames

Recently, we had the interior of our house painted.  Now, when I say recently, I don't mean that you walk in the front door to wet paint signs, or the lingering smell of a completed race of brush strokes.  No…

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Early Morning Hockey

It's essentially a rite of passage that a hockey parent must make to go to the early morning practice.  It's something that is passed down from generations of hockey families. The sickening feeling the night before knowing that the alarm…

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Who Made Up These Words?

Have you ever sat and pondered for awhile just who made up some of the words we use?  I mean there are definitely some slang words that come from pop culture that can pretty easily be traced back.  I asked…

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