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My Incredible Hulk

I felt the tingle, actually the sting, of a -30 degree Fahrenheit day in Calgary during the 1960’s. The winters of my childhood always seemed brazenly cold. Yet on that early December evening my brother John was about to create … Continue reading

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My Big Sister

We called her Mo (Maureen), she was my big sister and the creator of magic for me and my four other siblings while we were growing up. She wore the best matching outfits this little gay boy ever saw. What … Continue reading

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For Love or Touchdowns

Football for me, as a younger person, was key in helping me believe I was loved. As long as I was scoring touchdowns, I thought people loved me. My brother Rick was my mentor, both for life and, most certainly, … Continue reading

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1967

“We live on welfare. How do you even think of a place called Hawaii?” That was my Mom’s reply when I shared that one day I’d love to live in Hawaii. I was in Grade 3. That’s when the dream … Continue reading

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Remembering

A number of years before my Mom passed away, she called and asked “If I was to gift you with something, what would you like?” Mom and I had an agreement. It was very simple: the only gift I wanted … Continue reading

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