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The Oddest of Circumstances

Over our married life we have had to put up with the occasional acting up of television service.Problems like power outages, software failures, or just plain old wearing out of equipment have thankfully been few and far between, and readily… Continue Reading →

An Update on Trump

We are closing in on the first hundred days of the Trump administration, and what we have is the making of a brand new culture of political staging, the likes which have never been seen in Washington, DC, before. I… Continue Reading →

Making a Case

The other day I attended a special meeting at my old place of work. No, it wasn’t a special party put on in my honor, or a reunion of sorts for an old employee who had decided to return to… Continue Reading →

Trevor Noah’s “Born a Crime” – Learning How to Put the Best Gloss on Life

Recently I watched Wendy Messely of the CBC interview Trevor Noah, moderator of the Daily Show, on the new release of his autobiography. Referring to parts of the book where he was constantly grappling with his identity as a ‘colored’… Continue Reading →

Nursing a Sore Elbow

Talking with a family member the other day about my ongoing efforts to treat my tendinitis, she reminded me about her own year long struggles with soft-tissue issues in her forearm. For her, like me, it has come down to… Continue Reading →

4011 – Bananas (Chapter 2)

In the last chapter, I left my reader with the impression that I was gradually becoming enamored with the prospects of becoming an enlightened shopper/consumer who has finally grasped the importance of participating in the weekly shopping for groceries. Much of… Continue Reading →

4011 – Bananas! (Chapter 1)

What first got me interested in the world of grocery shopping a few years back was the sudden desire to discover what seemed to regularly excite my spouse. We were becoming empty-nesters, with retirement around the corner, and in serious… Continue Reading →

Last Day on the Job

A lot has happened since my last blog about life at the till at a local grocery story. As you can well imagine, the last three weeks have produced some very unexpected turns of events. All of a sudden, I… Continue Reading →

A Moral Dilemma on the Job

In the short time I have been working as a grocery clerk, I have had my fair share of unusual circumstances: insufficient funds, weird purchases, strange confessions, and unexpected reunions, though nothing measures up to the one I am about… Continue Reading →

Death in the Family

This morning, at 1:30 AM, my mother passed away at the age of eighty-seven. Hers was a lingering death, what with declining health and growing discomfort. When I received the phone call from a family member, asking me to attend… Continue Reading →

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