Monthly Archives: November 2011

Sliding

My wife did not wish to wake this morning when I visited her before work. We shared the morning listening to James Taylor and before I left I put on the DVD of Godspell. She was asleep but I know … Continue reading

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Paralysis

I have been hit, of late, by a kind of mental paralysis that finds me oscillating between unreasonable hope and reason, between inertia and mania. It can be a little disconcerting to find yourself sitting on the couch going over … Continue reading

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Day by day

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In the morning yesterday my wife slept while I was visiting. At lunch time I arrived a little after our friend Bryna and her daughter Tara visited. As usual the lunch time visit was short but my wife was alert … Continue reading

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A call for pictures

We have a lot of pictures but because the family photographer has been my wife lo these many years we have less of her than of anyone else. If you have some pictures of my wife from any age (if … Continue reading

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Just two things – well three – updated post

Eating has always been a comfort to me so it is perhaps not surprising that any semblance of appetite control has fled these past few weeks. It is disheartening to watch the scale, scale upward and despite best intentions still … Continue reading

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Jewish General Hospital – not rocket scientists.

Every now and then something happens which makes one pause and wonder how other people’s minds work. Today in the mail, quite out of the blue, my wife received a collection notice from the Jewish General Hospital for an outstanding … Continue reading

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Box office babes

Yesterday my wife’s room saw a lot of traffic. Sue, Amy, Mary and David all were visiting when I dropped by on my lunch break (I can just make it there and back during my break). It was quite a … Continue reading

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Yesterday and this morning

Yesterday evening my wife had a visitor when I arrived. Andrew had attended elementary school with my wife and as it turned out is also on the board of the West Island Palliative Care Residence. He is also friends with … Continue reading

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Getting it done

Saturday was a good day. After giving my wife an early morning breakfast of Honey Nut Cheerios I headed up to Ile Bizard for an easy 21K which turned out to be no so easy. It is amazing how quickly … Continue reading

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Alert

My wife had a Beeb visit yesterday. Sue and Susy dropped in, in the morning after I had given her breakfast. They brought with them a laptop computer and arranged to Skype with the other three Beebs over the morning. … Continue reading

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