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Mingling with the Splendours we See

Mingling with the Splendours we See

A few weekends ago we were out camping with some friends. One morning my buddy and I woke up early, hopped on the quad, and drove some 20-30 minutes to access a hidden lake in the middle of seemingly nowhere. As we drove up the hill to the lake, the scene we beheld was surreal – the water was glass, the air was crisp, standing at attention, holding its breath. The trees looked down on us, roused from a night’s…

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“Beg Your Pardon?”

“Beg Your Pardon?”

My dad’s dad died last Friday. He was 89. Grandma and Grandpa had been married for almost 68 years, which in itself is a feat so rare today. He owned a garage and through it supported a family of 10 kids in Estevan, Saskatchewan (It’s a strong Roman Catholic family ;)). Ironically, I’m told, he was a lousy mechanic, not too unlike his grandson – but he liked “tinkering.” Sadly, I don’t have a great deal of memories with Grandpa,…

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My Son is 4.

My Son is 4.

  Cam turned 4 yesterday, which is crazy. The last 4 years have been probably the greatest of my life. Rhonda’s too, I think. He’s going to start school in the fall and so life will go in all sorts of new, predictably unpredictable directions. It’s an exciting time. I was reflecting back to when Cam was born–which is what you do on your kid’s birthday–before the incident in which there may or may not have been a fainting at…

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My War with Weeds

My War with Weeds

I just came in the door after mowing through 18″ blades of grass and weeds in our yard. So fun. We’ve been out of town for the past 5 weeks and came home to an embarrassingly redneck-level unkempt yard. The weeds are what get me the most, though. Last summer I spent 8 hrs one Saturday and 3 hrs on Sunday digging out dandelion after dandelion from our front yard. I think I counted somewhere close to a thousand. And…

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Naivete is Not Just a Fancy French Word

Naivete is Not Just a Fancy French Word

In addition to being a blog where I write about my web developing experience and provide tips on establishing one’s online presence, I’m also going to use this platform for the occasional musings on life in general. Several weeks ago I received a phone call asking me to complete a survey related to travel interests. Often I say “Sorry, busy” and hang up but this particular time I was feeling somewhat generous with my time so decided to go ahead…

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