Friday, May 30, 2008

I Think It's Funny

Chris’ school jazz band held it’s Spring Concert this week. The lady beside me won one of the door prizes - two live lobsters in a shoe box.

And, the band was tight!

Friday, May 23, 2008


Victoria turned 40 this week. We had a fairly small and quiet celebration which is just the way she wanted it. Ironically, when V’s friends turned 40 she was right in the thick of planning massive and fun surprise parties. She didn’t want the same treatment at all. She’s not much of a blog reader so I doubt she’ll see this – but I wonder if she wasn’t half-disappointed that people didn’t create a big fuss about it. I probably would have been.

She says it’s a non-issue so I believe her. That’s one of her amazing qualities – she will do everything possible for someone else and cares little if she ever receives acknowledgement or favour returned.

I bought her a fine butterfly necklace. She is truly a beautiful creature – delicate, light and fragile like a butterfly but with the vision, fortitude and stamina of an eagle. Go figure.

photo: tatyveli

Happy Birthday Victoria.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Behold Our Leader

Premier Rodney MacDonald wants David Lettermen to bring the “Late Night” to Nova Scotia. This clip is a few months old now but still fun to watch. I bet Sarah will dig this! Dave will not bring the show to NS but he may visit himself someday.

The Premier is an accomplished player. Here he is sans the tie.

Fiddle and piano or fiddle, guitar, piano and pipes – there are dozens of variations on the theme but the music is heard every weekend in small town community halls. Some refer to it as the ‘music of Cape Breton’. It’s not only music but dance…step dancing and highland dance. It is not everywhere but it is an important piece of the history of Nova Scotia something that has been nurtured for at least 200 years.

Who are some of the more popular Nova Scotia musicians you may know? I won’t list off the names because it would take too long. How about 2 or 3? Anne Murray, Hank Snow, Sarah McLachlan, The Cusack Boys. Ha!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Don'ts & Buts

I don’t…

write enough.

keep up with my friends the way I should.

know what to get my wife for her 40th birthday.

run enough.

read to the boys near as often as I should.

play with the kids when they ask.

stand tall when I should.

But I am…

aware of my shortcomings.

willing to change.

prepared to do more, more often.

hopeful and happy just the same.
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