Monthly Archives: April 2013

Science stream

The maths and sciences are not the same as the soft subjects. Problems are posed and there is a factual answer which is not the subject of opinion. Continue reading

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“Gonna tell you a story that you won’t believe”

This is a long one. Jim Croce’s “Roller Derby Queen” was rolling around in my head the last few days as we planned to go to The Beast From The East roller derby competition. Roller Derby in Montreal has become … Continue reading

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Frustration

Weight has always been a problem. Through elementary school, high school, CEGEP and university my weight steadily climbed until peaking at 140.5 Kg (310lbs). With a great deal of deprivation and effort a battle of the bulge resulted eventually in … Continue reading

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Comedy

The above video is one of our son James doing stand-up comedy at the famous Montreal Comedy Nest (a frequent venue for the Just For Laughs Festival). Open Mic night is just that an open mic. As long as you … 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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Tide and time

Lynn was the consummate organizer of special events. She loved special events. While our children were young it seemed to me that they must have believed that birthday celebrations were a multi-day multi-event process. There would be the birthday celebration … Continue reading

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the book of lynn priest – keeping stuff

Normally I can figure out roughly why Lynn kept some piece of paper or another and decide on throwing it out or keeping it depending on what it is. I sat looking at the complete Gazette trying to figure out … Continue reading

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Doing it right

Yesterday was spent sorting through boxes of stuff. It was difficult and the process revealed that my big sister probably had the right approach when dealing with our mother’s recent death. Lynn’s death was fifteen months ago and really the … Continue reading

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the book of lynn priest – elastic slinger – stephen beauregard

Okay, A favourite Lynnie anecdote. What I always remember first about Lynn is her laugh and her smile. But as you know she had wildly varied range of great facial expressions. In the box office, Lynnie and I used to … Continue reading

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Getting it arranged

The Mega Trip. That is what the trip to Ireland, England, France and Turkey has been dubbed by the relatives. It is a good name for the trip. The Irish segment has been set with a visit to Ballyduff and … Continue reading

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