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Barney Miller?

Episodes of the old Barney Miller sit-com have been appearing in my my YouTube feed as material their bot has suggested for me. Was it something I said? I can’t remember the last time I even thought about that old show. Strangely, I couldn’t resist… Read More

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And then this happened….

This happened last weekend (social distancing)…..I hadn’t realized Tuffy P took pictures until the other day. Rose Yerex on dobro, Greg Yerex on bass, Ted Myerscough on guitar and me on banjo….assisted by George and Ruby of course.

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Today is our 19th Anniversary. I feel blessed to share my life with someone as all-around fantastic as Sheila. We’re creating quite an adventure together! After we got married in 2001, Sheila and I took off to Newfoundland for our honeymoon. Thanks to our friend… Read More

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Where’s the Fire?

Last night around 11:30ish, I was sitting at this computer playing online Go with my friend Vox, when a fire truck came rolling down the street. It slowed down as it passed our place and stopped a couple doors down. The firemen got out of… Read More

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The Guest

Last night about 11:00, I let the Newfs out in the backyard for a pee. They charged to the back of the property, and then I heard the yelp that can only mean, oh crap there are 2 giant dogs running at me full tilt.… Read More

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Homegrown Hair

I usually get my hair cut about once a month. Short. Same place; same barber. My last haircut was in late January, before I traveled to Vietnam, way before things got locked down here, and I was getting kind of scruffy. We have an old… Read More

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Snobby tea?

Back in late summer of last year, when Candy Minx and I started The Agency Podcast, I took to having a cup of tea during the podcast. I learned quickly that having a beverage handy is important if you’re going to record a conversation often… Read More

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Unintended Consequences?

Has anyone else noticed that since we’ve all been lying low and staying away from one another, the spam calls have dried up. No more duct cleaning calls. No more computer voices from the fake Service Canada telling me there is a warrant out for… Read More

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What happened?

When I awoke this morning, the first thought bubbling up from the depths of my ever-so-tiny brain was, “I think it’s time to shave off my beard”. And so I did it before my better judgement could kick in and stop me. I would have… Read More