Category Archives: Best of

My favourite posts.

We were giants…in our own minds anyway.

Once upon a time there was a city in western Quebec called Hull. It doesn’t exist anymore. It’s called Gatineau now and more’s the pity if you ask me, but no one ever does. Once upon a time Amber Cloutier … Continue reading

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Fear of success

Knowing that I am afraid is laying the groundwork for moving forward as surely as training in a new skill, taking artistic risks and falling in love again. Continue reading

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Too many dead people

They all die again in those tiny drifts of memory worn smooth by time, beautiful, clean and ever diminishing until we become someone else’s memory. Continue reading

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Asshole

Mike Sides scared the shit out of me when I was a teen. It wasn’t his fault I was afraid of almost everyone all the time. Even now I’m not certain why that is. It could be any number of … Continue reading

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Still needed…perhaps wanted.

A simple thing showing that perhaps the simple act of being there is far more important than we may imagine. Continue reading

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Eulogy

Today was the funeral. For those who could not attend it was a beautiful service. Lynn would have been pleased as the church was packed from front to back – or as I put it “she would have been happy … Continue reading

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Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the day. Tomorrow we report to the Montreal Neurological Institute for six thirty in the morning. Tomorrow all that we fear and all that we hope for will meet at once in an operating room in the hands … Continue reading

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It is what it is.

Slowly, inexorably, the tasks that make up a day all those little tiny 10 minute or 15 minute tasks end up in the hands of one person in the family when cancer is working its magic. Continue reading

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Powerless

To see someone you love being slowly chipped away at by a disease redefines words such as strength, hope and endurance. While my wife is strong most days there are days too when the strength is not there and when … Continue reading

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The Canadian Health Care System

In the summer of 2003 my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer (stage 3A), had a radical mastectomy with reconstruction, chemotherapy and radiation therapy plus recovery. Cost wise it would have looked roughly like this: Continue reading

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