Family, Identity

My Dad

September 12, 2021

Dad passed away five years ago; just before midnight (local time) Monday September 12, 2016, in Owen Sound, Ontario. He was surrounded by family and passed peacefully at the age of 89. He is survived […]

Family, Identity

My Teddies

August 14, 2021

A look at my life through my collection of Teddy Bears and other stuffed animals. 01 Grizzly: A birthday present from [redacted]; 02 Beaver: A gift from an Account Manager when I was a purchasing […]

Family, Identity

Pride Month & Birthday Wish Lists

July 7, 2021

Later this month I’ll celebrate completing 63 trips around Sol. This year is special in the same way every birthday since 1998 has been- but also this will be my third 21st birthday. When I […]

Family, Identity

Living Past Sixty- Big Deal?

October 31, 2020

Living to 60 is not that surprising for most Can-American white cismales of (sometimes) middle-income. I Came Out in 1978. Before I turned 25 what we now know as hiv/aids erupted in gay communities across […]

Family, Identity

Uncle Orville Remembers Dad

September 24, 2020

This post is primarily for my nieces, nephews, and their various offspring. This is the text I read at Dad’s funeral. His brother (my Uncle Orville) was not able to fly in for the service. […]

Family, Identity

Ancestor Work

August 27, 2020

“Ancestor Work” is quite a popular discussion in New Age/ Metaphysical/ Mystical Arts Business circles these days. I’ve held off doing it for myself… without being able to verbalize exactly why. I have a great […]