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A Mary Poppins’ Experience

Every so often I like to do a major overhaul in my life. That means out with the old and in with the new, in the hope that I can still improve with age. Like in the iconic movie, where… Continue Reading →

My Second Technical

I was part of a referee team that officiated a number of tournament games in the city yesterday. On the whole, the experience was effective, except for one brief moment when I had to issue my first technical foul to… Continue Reading →

The End of an Era

The Green Bay Packers finally got around to doing the inevitable: management fired Mike McCarthy as the longest surviving Packer head coach in the team’s history. As a Packer fan, over many years, I have become very blase about the… Continue Reading →

Taking on the Impossible

Today, I faced the impossible challenge in indoor mat bowling: I was the member of a team of three that on paper was definitely underskilled when compared with our own opponents. As draws go, nobody on our side had international… Continue Reading →

Getting Rid of Some Idols

I have become a curious spectacle of humanity these days as I try to divest myself of sports teams that I have been supporting all these years. Not an easy feat to accomplish because my loyalties go deep as a… Continue Reading →

Which Way to Turn?

We are living in times of potentially great cultural, economic and political paradigm shifts,  where baby boomers like  me give way to millennials, where fossil fuels are replaced by green energy, traditional churches are supplanted by less conventional forms of… Continue Reading →

Horgan vs. Wilkinson

Tonight was supposed to be the time when all my doubts about Proportional Representation (PR) were going to be resolved in a half hour television debate between Premier Horgan and Leader of the Opposition Andrew Wilkinson. What I got instead… Continue Reading →

Plugged Up!

For the past week I have been living with plugged ears. I woke up last Sunday morning with an extraordinary feeling: both my ears were solidly blocked with wax and I couldn’t hear a blessed thing.  I tried to stretch… Continue Reading →

“Sharkwater Extinction”

I went with Belle last night to watch Rob Stewart’s posthumous film on the plight of sharks the world over. “Sharkwater Extinction” is one of those signature documentaries that says a lot simply by telling a compelling story filled with… Continue Reading →

Action Packed Days and Nights

A friend ask me the other day what I stood in greatest need of, half expecting me to say sleep, prayer, or rest. After a momentary hesitation, I replied that I literally needed more time in my busy day to… Continue Reading →

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