Auto Plagiarism for fun!

The internet is a vast and wondrous place, full of information, funny pictures, and fake news. It’s also full of cat videos and naughty pictures (you should be ashamed of yourself!), plus ads for every product under the sun. It’s also full of articles, blogs, and opinion pieces. Sometimes they are from people who know... Continue Reading →

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Bear? I barely noticed…

My wife and I used to camp a fair amount. Not nearly as much as those people you see in ads for Mountain Equipment Co-op. (shameless plug). Or L.L. Bean. Or even Canadian Tire.  Or IKEA (I’m covering all my bases). Camping gear can cost a fair amount, unless you accumulate it over several years,... Continue Reading →

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Is that a beard? Or just some marker?

Is this about beards? Or is it a little bit about working in community theatre? Well, its some of both. I have had a beard for a long time. I had one when I got married (1997), and I grew one before that. I’m sure I had at least a goatee during some of college... Continue Reading →

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Nostalgia Waxing: Not for the Faint of Heart

We can all agree that things have changed over the years. We can lament how stuff was way back when…. Many people spend much time going on about the ‘good old days’. At least, that’s how my Facebook feed has been lately. I think some feel that way because the old days were thought of... Continue Reading →

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Driving to Miami – Part Two

Part 2 - Lorton to Miami In our previous episode, we left Nova Scotia on Dec 21 and drove to Bangor, Maine.  Then, on the 22nd, drove south, getting somewhat lost in the Bronx and New Jersey (character building), then went through Baltimore, around Philly and Washington DC, finally stopping for the night in a... Continue Reading →

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Driving to Miami – Part One

Part 1 - from Home to Lorton, VA “Let’s do something really cool for next Christmas! And our 20th anniversary!” we said after Christmas 2016. And with that, we decided to try something new – we decided to go away. That is, just the four of us. And not do Christmas at all. So, in... Continue Reading →

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Focus…focus…darn!

October 6, 2019 Four years ago, I got my first set of bifocals. Or, for you younger folks, or those in the actual optometry industry call them, progressives. As Johnny Wayne once quipped in one of his shows, “Bifocals were invented so people couldn’t walk downstairs.” Progressives do the same thing, except the transition from... Continue Reading →

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My Camp Waterbed

Sept 29, 2019 In my younger days, I spent quite a few years as a counselor at a church camp. This was a great experience, great fun, and there, I made several solid friendships that are still solid even today, that many years later. Our camp ran for the entire month of July, with weekends... Continue Reading →

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Finding Dorian​

September was looking like any regular September here on the south shore of Nova Scotia, except this year, we had an unwanted visitor by the name of Dorian. He found us. This hurricane worked its way up the eastern seaboard, landfalling nearing Halifax late afternoon on Saturday, Sept 8. And it rained and blew and... Continue Reading →

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Super 8 Dreams

It was 1988, and we were in film school! We all had big dreams. Some of us, not myself, mind, also had big egos. This didn’t bode well for class projects in the second and third years when you had to form crews. But for the first year, each person had to do solo projects,... Continue Reading →

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Scouting – Where Adolescence Gets Fine Tuned

After doing some serious hiking and camping this summer with my daughter and wife, I found myself waxing nostalgic. (really, Dan, how pretentious). But when you read the story that I did remember, you will find it a different level of sophistication than you are currently used to. I hope. I was in Scouting for a long... Continue Reading →

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Duke of Ed, Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke of Ed….

My fifteen-year-old daughter decided a few years ago to sign up to be involved in, and thus, complete her Duke of Edinburg award. This began a long streak of tracking activities such as karate, singing, and volunteer work at the local museum, but mostly the activity of us asking her regularly, “What have you done this week... Continue Reading →

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