• High Heels And See Through Tights

    A couple of years or so ago, I got the urge to build a website. It wasn’t the first website I’ve built, there have been many, but this one was about me. I wanted a place to post stories I wrote and pictures I had taken, and I had...
  • Doing The Impossible

    She was on the street hustling drugs when she was fourteen, and pregnant with her first child. Her dad wasn’t anywhere to be found. Her mom was in and out of prison, everybody was in her world, or dead. She was born into the gang. As she explains it...
  • Coming Home

    Some stories are harder to tell than others. This one is both heartwarming and tragic. For those that don’t know, my wife Ana and I are foster parents. One year ago we got a call about two little girls aged one and two. The Department Of Family Services was...
  • Moving On

    Later on today Ana will pull a suitcase from the closet. She’ll pick a big one, but only one, because everything that’s important has to fit into it and a second bag just isn’t in the budget. The rest will stay here and will get shipped later. She will...
  • Finding My Dad

    Dad. It’s an important job. The most important one. I was eight years old the last time I called a man dad. He had adopted me after marrying my mother. It didn’t work out for long, he left, and I never heard from him again until I was twenty...
  • A Truly Big Man

    There are limits to what the human body can withstand. And there are men that, for little more than the sheer pleasure of doing so, thrive on pushing their bodies beyond those limits to a place only their minds see as possible. In the world of lifting ridiculously heavy...
  • A Brush With Death, And Then Life

    It’s Christmas, the most loving and joyous time of year for many. Amidst the lights and music and soft warm images steeped in love and good will, there is another reality, a more painful one for others. The memories of what was and wasn’t and the pain of now...
  • The Northender

    Tomorrow they will hold a memorial service for one of the most influential men in my life. He will be celebrated by his family, friends and the city that loved him, and that he loved. The flags are being flown at half-mast in Regina, Saskatchewan. The service will be...
  • Thou Shalt Not Piss On Thy Neighbors Board Fence

    “Thou Shalt Not Piss On Thy Neighbors Board Fence” ~ Thelma Brakstad – And Jesus Christ for a brief time in my youth ~ My Grandmother told me that she never liked going to church, but what she really meant was that she had little use for church-going folks...
  • More Than Just Being There

    On June 26th of this year, I turned 57 years old. I was told years before by some experts that I would be dead by the time I was 57. Nothing motivates me more than proving an expert wrong when they have an opinion about the path my life...
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