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November twenty seventeen

The pressure on the financial front has not dwindled. It never does entirely but there’s a bit of an awkward crunch going on at the moment which makes for interesting planning. The time between last pay cheque and next pay … Continue reading

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No way out

Last month was a disaster on the financial front, but more importantly both our kids had minor relapses. Not major, which is a good thing, but minor. Enough so that it made it clear that I’m never actually going to … Continue reading

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Gene, Gene the Classics Machine

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Cegep de L’Outaouis, Heritage Campus, used to be housed in the old Académie Sainte-Marie building on Rue Champlain between Victoria and Papineau. The front of the building exited onto a sidewalk and the Maisonneuve trench which had been cut through … Continue reading

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We all know it

There are no rules in life but those we create for ourselves and those imposed by others we choose to obey. Rules make life easier sometimes and sometimes they make life harder. Sometimes the rules we create for ourselves aren’t … Continue reading

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The thin green line

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Our daughter has been in hospital for two weeks now. We’re into week three and it looks like it might be a longer haul still. She is doing better, thank you for wondering. The experience has been a reminder that … Continue reading

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Convocation Day

Our daughter is graduating today, it could be right at this moment as I type but that is not probable. Richard is at the graduation with his iPad and the good folks at John Abbott College have given us wireless … Continue reading

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The 4th Week – time is now short

The 4th week is all but done and we are on short time now. There’s no two ways about it though the amount we learned in the 4th week paled in comparison to the first three. The refrigeration component was … Continue reading

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Score.

Sometimes you get lucky. A few days ago our daughter told me she wanted an X-Box for her birthday. Not an X-Box One which she told me no one in their right mind uses (something our son confirmed), an X-Box … Continue reading

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Days go by

As with all holidays Father’s Day was an invention. Like most non moneyable holidays Father’s Day holds about as much interest in the general public as Arbor Day – well maybe not quite that much. As days go it belies … Continue reading

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Here it comes again

No life deserves to go unremarked least of all those of any mother. Continue reading

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