Tag Archives: Parenting

Happy Birthday, Mom.

I have to admit, writing this post has proven to be a colossal challenge – and then some. Its not that I don’t love my mother, but I ask you, are a few paltry words sufficient compensation for bestowing life … Continue reading

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Staring into the Parenting Abyss…

Everyone knows that when you stare into the abyss it stares back. Well, the same principle applies to parenting: imparting wisdom upon another human being forces you to stare into dark corners of your consciousness – whether you like it … Continue reading

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Don’t Bother Trying To Bridge The Generation Gap….

You’ll miss out on all the fun! Take my life for example: I deal with plenty of older folks and they never fail to amaze me with their resilience while simultaneously dismaying me with their stubbornness. I recently served an … Continue reading

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The Hook Balances The Scales – A Little!

This may sound odd, gentle readers, but I rarely get the chance to bring order to my little universe. Seriously. Oh sure, I fight back – in my own fashion – but my actions are limited to a small-scale and restricted … Continue reading

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Remembered But Not Forgotten.

At 4 am on November 11, we received the phone call we had been dreading; Aunt Pat had left this world behind. She spent her last night surrounded by family who could do nothing but watch as she clung to … Continue reading

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“This Is Totally Going In My Blog!”

Yes, I know Neal Patrick Harris uttered these words first, but they’ve become the mantra of bloggers everywhere, so NPH will have to excuse their usage here. Besides, let him sue me: you can’t get blood from a stone. At any rate, … Continue reading

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Meet The “Hostiles”!

No, this isn’t a LOST post, but rather a portrait of the all-too typical traveling family. These people wake up pissed off. Grandpa started the ball rolling… HOSTILE GRANDPA: (Approaching bell Desk and heading straight for the back room) I’m … Continue reading

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“To Be Continued” – Concluded!

Where were we? Oh yeah, summer was over and I had just enjoyed two glorious days of freedom. Sarah was back to school and I was back to the grind. THURSDAY: Yep, summer is deader than disco. You could just feel the desperation as … Continue reading

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Sunday, Bloody Sunday, Labour Day Hi-Jinks and New Comics!

SUNDAY: As per usual, the day started quiet, but nutty, with four consecutive people approaching the Bell Desk and pleading “May I borrow a cart?” Of course, you have to answer politely and explain the whole “Full Service” concept to people … Continue reading

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The Hook On… Mortality.

The average North American male has been the recipient of a dwindling life expectancy forecast for years. And it doesn’t appear to be improving any time soon. Still, at 41, it’s safe to say The Hook still has a few decades left … Continue reading

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