Thanks again for making this year’s Father’s Day Walk a great one!

, June 24, 2013

One of the things I promised to do last week, and which I failed to do before putting this blog on hold for a minute, was give you a recap of the Father’s Day Walk I did with my daughter. It was a rainy day, but a great day, and I’m very grateful to everyone […]


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Phasing it all back in

, June 24, 2013

I’m a guy who likes to try and get a lot done in a day, and a good way to do that is to turn as many jobs as I can into habits. The disadvantage of this is you eventually come to cram your average day with one routine after another. Before long, you’re just […]


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Just two days to go until the Father’s Day Walk against prostate cancer!

, June 14, 2013

Morning, all! This is just a quick reminder that my daughter and I are headed down to the lakeshore this Sunday to do the Father’s Day Walk¬†against prostate cancer. Many thanks to those of you who have sponsored or supported us so far! I’ve set a fundraising goal of $250.00, and thanks to very generous […]


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My daughter and I are doing the Father’s Day Walk against prostate cancer (and we need your support)

, June 10, 2013

I had a lot of fun doing the AIDS Walk with my daughter back in September, and I’ve been looking forward to another opportunity to put her in a stroller for a good cause. That opportunity will finally come on Sunday, when we do the¬†Father’s Day Walk against prostate cancer. I’ve set a rather modest […]


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Here’s an anniversary my wife and I both forgot

, June 6, 2013

Four years ago tonight, I asked my wife to marry me. She said yes, thank God, and now we’ve got a kid and a mortgage. Which is probably why we’d both forgotten the significance of today until my mother pointed it out this morning. Well, what do you want from me? I got two out […]


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Who do you work for?

, June 5, 2013

I’m lucky enough to have a job that allows me to work from home when I need to. On a day like today, when my kid is running a temperature and there’s a good chance the daycare will ask us to come and pick her up, it’s nice to be able to work at the […]


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A week of milestones (and not much blogging)

, June 4, 2013

I neglected this blog in a big way last week. Work was demanding, my kid was temperamental, and I was generally pretty tired. Everything that wasn’t vital went on the shelf for a minute, just so I could focus on the most important things. My wife was at the centre of two of those things. […]


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Now more than ever, patience is a virtue

, May 23, 2013

My daughter has discovered tantrums. We’re doing our best to help her discover that they don’t work. It’s a long, loud process, but we’re slowly getting through it. There’s a precedent for this. For the first three months, she had colic. She was screaming day and night, and there was nothing we could do to […]


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It’s time to start watching my sugary fudging language

, May 21, 2013

My daughter can’t yet speak, beyond a few near-words, but it’s becoming clear that she understands a lot of what we’re saying. She responds to certain phrases, and she can answer familiar questions with a few hand gestures. It’s wonderful to see her smile whenever she gets her point across, and it makes me wonder […]


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Getting out of bed was the first step

, May 20, 2013

Man, I did not want to get out of bed this morning. Since today is the last day of the long weekend, it’s also the only day I’ve got left to finish all the work I’m meant to get done by tomorrow. Which probably wasn’t the best plan in hindsight, but there you are. It’s […]


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