Jaw Surgery – Part 2. The Day Before

It is now one day away. My long-awaited procedure to correct a messed-up bite. Something 1 step closer to fixing my face. In an attempt to maintain a sense of humor, I have been referring to my jaw surgery as a “face transplant”. Maybe there is some truth to this joke. Since I will look different at […]

Jaw Surgery – Part 1

Olive  was watching a video of a Ricky Gervais stand-up routine when this pic was snapped. Many people have suggested that I should be writing about the experience leading up to my pending orthognathic (jaw) surgery. As I write this, the surgery is a couple of days away. I’ve contemplated this for some time. If […]

Rewind and Refresh

Over the last few weeks, I’ve packed up the tape collection in preparation for staging the house with the intention of a sale. Still do not have a new working player as of yet anyway. When I think of the tape collection, the word rewind is a constant thought. A thought that rewinds and replays […]

Green Gables and Canada 150

Photo courtesy of Parks Canada Prince Edward Island is one of Canada’s crown jewels. I’ve never taken for granted the connection in my family to the Island. My Dad’s Mom and her family were all Islanders. There was a reason I spent so many summer days there as a kid. I’ve seen and been to […]

Attempting To Embrace Anxiety

If you live with anxiety, you know it. In my younger days, I had difficulty accepting it. I was told “Everyone has Anxiety”. How could anyone have anxiety at levels that seemed really out of touch with my perception of reality? It didn’t make sense. Sometimes it still feels that way. Being called over-sensitive, and […]

Nothing

Nothing can be everything. Nothing can be a calming reset of the mind when there is no immediate clarity in the chaos. I’ve allowed myself to be pushed to that edge on many occasions. Where there is too much going on, and all you really need is to think about nothing but your own breathing. […]

Letting Go and Adding Value

Old red was the first instrument I ever owned. My music lessons as a kid to that point was through piano training. Fourth grade and I wanted to just grow my hair long and play loud music. A classmate introduced me to heavy metal music. The guitar players seemed to get all the girls. I […]