It’s That Time of the Year…

When it’s -29 degrees outside…and -13 is a nice, warm day. When you eat far more than you should but you do it because you want to get a taste for everything (cranberry sauce, dressing,…

John Thomas MacLeod. My grandfather.

This is a notice that was posted in the newspaper when my grandfather, John Thomas MacLeod’s plane was shot down during the 2nd World War: Could you imagine being a parent in the 1930’s with…

Remembrance Day – Please Take a Moment

Tuesday, November 11 is Remembrance Day in Canada. In case you forget why we take 2 minutes of silence to remember those who have died, watch this video and read the lyrics. The video/song is…

Flanders Fields – John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the…

Movember – Help Support a Great Cause!

For the month of November, I will be growing a mustache and raising money for a charity called Movember that promotes the awareness of prostate cancer. Some fast facts about prostate cancer: Every year around 24,700…

Grains of Sand…Hourglass…Our Life

At the suggestion of a friend, I decided to write about sand. What about sand? Well, I decided to search the internet for some quotes that had a sand theme. Below are 4 of my…

Deborah Grace McLeod – October 1, 1955 –…

As I mentioned earlier, today would have been my mom’s 53rd birthday. She passed away 7.5 years ago from a heart attack. I still get messages from friends and family telling me how much they…

Heart…or Head?

I find it interesting that when we follow our heart it can tend to contradict what our head is saying; and vice versa. How do we truly know what is right? I like to think…

Not So Clever Anymore

So my foray into answering some of the stupid questions got old fast. Like after a few days. I just wasn’t interested in answering them anymore and I doubt anyone actually read them. I sometimes…

Snickers and Spare Change

As I normally do, I stopped off at the Shell before practice to grab some energy (i.e. a Snickers bar). Today was not like a normal day however. Oh no, I only had $1.50 in…

Who is Dan Rudy?

I have heard this question before and am always happy to answer it. Dan Rudy, or Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, was the inspiration for the true life motivational movie, Rudy. It is my favourite movie by…

Series: More Stupid Questions

Q: Do cemetery workers prefer the graveyard shift? A: They do because at night the temperature is cooler than during the day and it’s less strenuous to work. Q: How come I can pick my…

Stupid Questions – Things That Make You Go…

I’ve decided to start a series of sorts. Kimmie and I stumbled upon a sweet website called, as the title suggests, “Stupid Questions – Things That Make You Go “hmmm”". After reading quite a few…

Ugh…My Head Hurts

Setting: A dark and messy room Lights down. Lights up. There is a bed in the middle of the room. The alarm clock has been beeping for an unknown length of time. Clothes are scattered…

Freedom

What does freedom mean? Does it relate more to the political definition: “the absence of interference with the sovereignty of an individual by the use of coercion or aggression” Or the philosophical argument: “the idea…

Source of Motivation

I wrote this on my blackberry and sent it to myself while I was at the Tom Petty concert a few weeks ago. I was watching the fans in the floor seats as they watched…