Distance and Children

When I went away to university, I never thought about the impact my absence might have on my parents.  I was going off on a new adventure.  Life beckoned and I answered the call. I missed my family, but I never really thought about how they might have missed me. After school, I came back…

Happy Mother’s Day

I met my wife when we were both in a play 32 years ago.  I had heard of her before I met her.  My friend Jimmy had spoken about this Deb Dagenais who was a good actress.  It was easy to be attracted to her.  She was vivacious and fun. Sometimes after rehearsal, I would…

Reflections on Father’s Day

Okay, full disclosure. I don’t really know how to be a good parent. When my children were growing up and people would ask me why my kids were so well behaved, I would usually say “I’m lucky”. Or point to Deb, because she is an awesome mother! My kids are now 26, 23, and 20.…