Summer hours

, July 5, 2013

Every summer, to make up for the extra hours we put in during peak times, my company cuts Friday short. At the end of every week in July and August, we shut the office down at 1:00 PM. It’s a great gesture, and it goes a long way, especially when you’ve got a family at […]

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You wouldn’t believe how quiet my house is right now

, July 1, 2013

Yesterday afternoon, we handed my kid off to my parents. She spent the night at their place, giving us a much-needed night off. She’s still over there now, and as much as I love her, I’m so grateful to have a little child-free time on a long weekend. We haven’t exactly painted the town red, […]

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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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Happy birthday, Jon!

, June 7, 2013

Speaking of important dates, my brother Jon is celebrating his thirty-second birthday today. Join me in wishing him a great one, won’t you? All the best today, Jon. If the year ahead is anything like the year you’ve just enjoyed, it’s going to be a great one. I can’t wait to watch it unfold!

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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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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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Introducing Friend of a Friend Matchmaking

, May 24, 2013

In the spirit of doing a courageous friend an overdue favour – or at the very least, talking about something else – I’m excited to finally be able to tell you that my good friend Sofi has launched a matchmaking service called Friend of a Friend. “Friend of a Friend is an affordable alternative to […]

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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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