bogeyandruby

Random stuff, reflections on the meaning of life and death, humour, self-deprecation, a bit of bad poetry.

What do you get when you put two immigrants together in a phone conversation, each with a different mother tongue, one whose second language is English and the other who speaks French? You get broken telephone, of course. Thirty years ago my best friend Marisa brought a bottle of wine to my father’s 60th birthday …

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Yesterday after work, I drove my son to the local driving school to register him for driving lessons, at least for the initial theory lessons. Once those are completed, he has to take a bit of a detour (pun intended) to the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre due to his diagnosis of developmental coordination disorder. As we …

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Every once in a while, I check out LinkedIn to see what’s out there in the job market. I’m still waiting for my dream job that will combine stacking books and removing foam from lattes. Instead of exciting job offers, however, there was a private message from someone who seems to think I need a …

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I convinced Ian that we should dress up as murderers this Halloween. Who knew a costume could be so easy? “And if your eyebrow goes straight across your head, you will most likely become a murderer.” “Oh, my God!” someone shrieked, touching their face.” —  Elaine McCluskey, The Most Heartless Town in Canada  For some …

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It’s my dad’s 89th birthday today. Since the first time he nearly died during cardiac surgery, eleven years ago to the day, my dad has set his sights on making it to 90. A natural extrovert and party-man (his idea of a good time is making sure his guests practice the deadly sin of gluttony), …

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This past Friday, our health unit dispatched two teams to a local senior’s residence in crisis to help with medications and COVID-19 testing. I was paired with an auxiliary nurse I hadn’t worked with before, a tall and elegant Roshumba Williams type. We met in the lobby of the residence and practiced vigorous hand hygiene …

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January 2nd, 2020. The public health care system I work for requires me to write it in this format: year/month/day. I purposely did not post resolutions yesterday. Been there, done that. Besides, they don’t really work and leave us feeling less than. Life is too short. At some point yesterday evening, I found myself eating …

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