I remember what it was like to sleep. Those were the days! Three weeks now, my wife and I have co-existed with our offspring. I love the little guy. I really do. But... MY GOD! Does he ever have a set of lungs! To say our nights have been restless would be an understatement. The… Continue reading Bark at the Moon
One week. That's how long I've been a parent. November 2nd, 2022, at 11:56 am, my wife and I welcomed our son to the world. I must admit, I wasn't really prepared. His arrival actually marked two weeks before he was supposed to be due. And if we hadn't been the ones to live through… Continue reading The Trials
Do you feel it? The pinpricks on the back of your neck? You turn to look behind you, but there's nothing there. The green and orange glow of another autumn evening illuminates the vacant street; the shadows draw longer and darker as the night slowly takes over. Not long ago, children ran about laughing in… Continue reading Those That Follow
Eleven years ago today. That's how long I've lived in Fort McMurray, Alberta. That's how much time has passed since I made the choice to live here. Not bad considering I thought I would only be here for eight months. Just a quick stint to make some money. I'd be headed back to Ontario in… Continue reading Life at the Crossroads
We live in an isolated community. Fort McMurray - a city, or urban service area, located 435 km northeast of Edmonton with a population of 68,002. Besides a few other hamlets within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, the closest other settlement lies approximately 200 km south. For all intents and purposes, we are alone.… Continue reading One Way In, One Way Out
I like to think that I'm a sneaky guy. That I can move about silently and quickly without being heard or seen. Some people at work seem to think so, at least. My wife, on the other hand? Well... With her working on shift, she tends to go to bed considerably earlier than I do.… Continue reading Summer Shorts: Am I a Ninja?
There are times in your life when you go out looking for a new adventure, and other times when a new adventure goes out looking for you. Sometimes, both. I suppose this would be one of those stories. I recently just came back from a trip to Las Vegas. For some of you reading this,… Continue reading An Adventure of a Lifetime
Ancestry is a funny thing. Or at least, that's the feeling I get from reading different articles on Facebook. I know, I know. I should know better, but I don't. I can't help myself. I see an interesting headline, and I click on it. Feel free to judge me if you wish, but I also… Continue reading Do You Get Where I’m Coming From?
This morning, crawling through the usual social media sprawl, I ran upon a single image that made me stop for a moment. Now, I don't mind admitting that I stared at it for longer than the other posts I had been looking at. My mind began to wander, and my brain was suddenly thrown into… Continue reading Whispers of the Past
Have you ever wished your life was more exciting? Have you ever looked at someone else and thought, "I wish that could be me?" Do you ever feel like you haven't done anything meaningful with your life? Of course, you have. Everybody has. Does this surprise you? The thought that everybody might be thinking the… Continue reading Your Story