I might have been a Mama’s boy…

TODAY is my Mom’s Birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom!  I started writing this a while ago and as Mom’s Birthday approached, I thought it would be fitting to post it right on the day. It’s always interesting to look back on your life because you see things that you didn’t see before. For me, one of the things I’m starting to…

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“It’s just up there, around the corner…”

A few weeks ago we were meeting with old friends, Melissa and Al. You will remember Melissa from the “Are you Jonny?” post I did a while back. Just to clarify – our friendship is old, they’re not old. 🙂 Melissa reminded me of our little “hike” up in Tobermory back in about 2004 or 2005 so I thought I…

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The Sieve

One of the wonderful things about going to a small church with an active youth group was that there was ALWAYS something going on, on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. Something I remember with fond memories was pond hockey at the Brown’s farm during the winter months. It wasn’t sophisticated. Out behind the barn, there was a pond. It was…

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Cats, Cars, Coffee & Cruises – Part 3: Coffee

I first started to drink coffee when I was young, taking a few sips from my Mom or Dad’s coffee. Maybe that’s why I’m so short? They always said it would stunt my growth. Shoot. When I was in my early 20’s and working in the grocery business, I developed an affinity for the hot beverage, mostly because it was…

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Are you Jonny?

This post is connected in some ways to the post that I wrote about meeting and falling in love with my wife, Joy. If you have not read it yet – check it out first here. Now, on to a funny story. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Southern Gospel music. As a teenager, I often watched Gaither…

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Cats, Cars, Coffee & Cruises – Part 1: Cats

Hobbies and interests; We all have them and for me, it just happens that mine all start with a “C.” Which reminds me of my sister’s old answering machine message. “You have reached Chris, Carla, Cameron and Carter…” Anyway…I digress. If you want to strike up an interesting conversation with me, my interests can be summed up in the 4…

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So…What do you have?

Sometimes having a disability is like the elephant in the room. Everyone knows it’s there, but no one wants to say anything. It’s just awkward. Here’s a scenario that happens to everyone. You meet someone via email or telephone and you develop a mental picture of what that person looks like, or, if you’re like me – a bit nosey,…

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