In about 1997, just after transferring to CFB Trenton, Ontario, we went to visit family in Havelock and stayed in a cabin (translation: shack) on our family waterfront (translation: swamp) property.
The kids adored the place and we all spent a lot of time fishing, boating, exploring and enjoying evening… Continue reading
Two days ago, I got ‘THE LETTER’ – the one from my employer, the federal Government of Canada, informing me that since my disability has now reached the two year mark, I must now make a tough decision.
Do I return to work?
Do I opt to take… Continue reading
When ABBA was first starting out, do you think they would have expected that their music would become the phenomenon it did – especially in North America?
I was first exposed to ABBA by a family friend when I was about fourteen, and I was hooked.
Although some might consider… Continue reading
A successful marriage needs thoughtful consideration, a wise ‘division of labor’ and a great sense of humor.
In our marriage, through all the ups and downs, we have shown consideration for each other and flexibility of division of labor based on our circumstances at the time – and tried to have a sense of humor regardless what circumstances we are in.
During the earlier years of our… Continue reading
This was a tough year.
I had to be ‘dragged’ kicking and screaming into this holiday season – and Erin seemed to be having just as much trouble with it as she works in a retail job where she deals with customers who aren’t always ‘smiles and sunshine’ when dealing… Continue reading
For those of you who don’t understand the significance of repatriation, it is the process for and formal ceremony involved in returning the remains of a soldier who died while deployed to their country and families.
Mark having been in the military for 21 years, we lived in Trenton for… Continue reading
Lately I’ve come to realize that if our kids are going to be able to make it in this world, we, as parents, have to get OUR priorities straight.
Today’s media has our focus shifted away from where it ideally should be – on our children’s education.
There are plenty… Continue reading
I LOVE THIS! It was posted by a friend on Facebook and I couldn’t resist posting it here…
In a previous post, I discussed the media fury that erupted over the bullying of a school bus driver in Greece, New York, and the public outcry… Continue reading
With all of the media hype surrounding the official opening of trading of Facebook shares yesterday, it’s too easy to focus on Mark Zuckerberg and the scads of money he’s made – for himself, his colleagues and investors.
Then, the volume of the buzz increased exponentially with the announcement on… Continue reading