Toronto Mike


Total 160 Posts

Another First!

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
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The Alphonso Davies Goal

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
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All Grown Up

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
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TFC With My Big Boy

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
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Sweet Baby James is 20

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
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Morgan's First Tooth

Of my four children, Morgan has the record for "youngest age to lose the first tooth", beating her big brother James by three months. Her brother Jarvis, who is two years her senior, only lost his first tooth earlier this month!
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