Pandemic Pondering

There’s a diner near us that we go to every now and then.  At least, we used to before the pandemic. Dave, the waiter, would always greet us.  He would would joke with us.  Tease us.  And chat with us. Occasionally, we’d bump into him outside of the restaurant, too. We liked Dave. Today, we…

Tick, Tock…

Last Friday, I stayed after work an extra 45 minutes. I was chatting with my friend, Mike, and the conversation was on a roll. It was one of those conversations that are usually fuelled by alcohol, although this one was not. We talked about life, friends, family, mortality and things we wanted to do “one…

Felicidades, Alexandra y Marchy

On Saturday (July 20, 2013), my brother Mark married his wife Alexandra in Niagara Falls.  I gave the toast welcoming Alexandra to our family.  Here it is for family and friends that weren’t able to be there: Felicidades, Alexandra y Marchy. Congratulations, Alexandra and Mark (or “Marchy”, as he’s known in Spanish). Before I go on, I…