bogeyandruby

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

A beloved family friend died on April 3rd, following a brief illness, and broke our hearts. Unable to attend the funeral in Toronto, I helped my father formulate some memories into a eulogy, one that was read by Auntie Pat’s son-in-law, Peter, at the ceremony. I then did the same with my own recollections, crying …

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My sister-in-law visited my mother in hospital this evening and found her tied in a wheelchair. Chantal described it as a gentle restraint, “a padded, open-faced underwear that goes over your clothes”. My mother’s version was that she had been arrested for doing something wrong but she didn’t understand what it was. According to her …

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Here is a list of things that will guarantee you a spot in my bad books: Insist I must be pregnant when I tell you I’m not.  Ask me to guess your age immediately after you mistake my muffin top for the third trimester of pregnancy in an effort to distract me. Ask me where …

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My father came home this week after spending six out of the past eight weeks hospitalized. The good news is his heart, after one hell of a tune-up, has the potential to recondition itself, to a fixed frequency of 80 beats per minute, thanks to a new pacemaker. Some things though, will never be the …

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I was reading through some unfinished blog entries and decided to group them by subject in an effort to salvage something worth posting.  The supermoon was November 14th, 2016. Sometimes it’s better to experience life in real time than get the shot. After googling “how  to photograph the supermoon”, I stepped out the back door and …

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