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My two youngest kids have discovered The Simpsons on Disney+, and they've been watching episodes from the last decade, which means they're new to me as well. The other day, they watched an episode in which Homer sings a parody of Steely Dan's "DirtyWork". This, of course, puts me into
My oldest son arrived five weeks early. It was an emergency c-section, but I was grateful he stuck it out 35 weeks. There was some concern he'd arrive at 29 weeks, and the difference between 29 and 35 weeks is significant. Because he was premature, there were some minor complications,
John Tavares scored in overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs advance to the second round with a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lighting, ending the series in six games. I watched with my 21 year old and 9 year old sons. It's the first time I got to enjoy
My third born, sweet Jarvis, is 9 years old today. He's a natural born problem solver... smart as a whip and curious as a cat. And he's hilarious. I love this kid!
Happy birthday Morgan!
I enjoy noting the first time something happened. As a father, there's some obvious firsts that will typically be accomplished by your firstborn. First child to crawl, first child to walk, first child to speak, first child to graduate high school, and so on. The firstborn doesn't get to hog
Forget what we now know. Forget that Croatia beat Canada in today's World Cup match. Forget that we've been eliminated from contention, and will not advance past this stage. Forget all of that. In the second minute of the game, 67 seconds in to be precise, something happened that had
My oldest daughter moved to Montreal in August to attend McGill University. She's been living in residence with a lovely roommate named Lauren. She came home to Toronto to visit at Thanksgiving, but this weekend was my first time visiting her in The 514. My wife, my three other children
Admittedly, none of this was planned, because how could it be, but I have a son and daughter, two years apart in age, followed by another son and daughter, two years apart in age. Between my second-born and third-born child, there is almost exactly a ten year pause. You know
A massive thanks to everyone who pledged my 2022 Terry Fox Run. After a couple of years of virtual runs, it was awesome to be back in-person at High Park. Thanks to your generosity, we raised $1,702! We missed Michelle, who is currently in Montreal, but otherwise the entire
First things first... is it The Pinery or Pinery? I've been camping at this provincial park on the shores of Lake Huron since I was 17, and I've always referred to it as The Pinery, but apparently it's just Pinery Provincial Park. Regardless, this is where I took the two
I was gifted a pair of tickets to Saturday night's TFC match against Portland, so my oldest son and I rode to the game on a beautiful evening. What a great game. Toronto FC dominated, and Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi scored in the second half to lift us to
My oldest daughter, who is also my second-born child, turned 18 yesterday. I'm hosting a party for her this afternoon. She's moving to Montreal later this month, attending university there. Watching her mature and transition into womanhood has me reflecting. My most important job in this lifetime is doing my
For my birthday, my oldest daughter bought us Blue Jays tickets. Today was our big date, and it really was the best time. We chatted, made each other laugh with good (and bad) jokes, and worked our way from the 11th row of the 500 section to about 20 rows
My firstborn is no longer a teen. Sweet Baby James is now 20 years old. I was 27 years old when James was born. That's before my hair started turning white. James literally made me a father, and it's far and away my life's greatest passion. I love being James's
My youngest is five, but only a couple of months away from turning six. She's growing up fast, and today I looked at her with great sincerity and said... You're not a little girl anymore, you're a little woman.That line, of course, is me paraphrasing Moe Szyslak as he
Following TMLX8 on Friday and then Blue Rodeo on Saturday night, it was time to escape the city with 75% of my brood. We loaded up a borrowed Hyundai Santa Fe and made our way to Michelle's favourite Provincial Park, The Pinery. Michelle loves The Pinery because of her fantastic
I am now the proud father of four cyclists. The baby of the family, who will tell you she's actually a very big girl now, has figured it out and is biking like a champ. My work here is done!