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Where horses just want want to have fun

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Where horses just want want to have fun

I was just fifteen years old, living in a dot on the map called Dain City when I had a vague notion that there was a beautiful and exciting racetrack twenty minutes away from where horses raced on summer afternoons and people went to bet on them. Gambling being one of the few vices my […]

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More room for the wine rack

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More room for the wine rack

For the 99.9% of the people on the planet who are not particularly great at anything, the payoff is that you don’t have to purchase a trophy case. Also, those big honkin’ championship rings can really get in the way when you’re on the road and trying to communicate with a bad driver. With awards […]

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Canadians better than Americans at parenting celebrities

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Canadians better than Americans at parenting celebrities

I do not mean to offend Americans who might be reading this column but the fact is – Canadians have much better parenting skills than you. Take your very own designated whack job Lindsay Lohan for instance. Lindsay is a Hollywood actress who has starred in such movies as I Drive Drunk, Above The Law […]

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The silly season for birds

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The silly season for birds

I’ve got crosses of masking tape on all the windows of the house to stop birds from flying into them. Unfortunately the robins mistake these X’s for runway markings.  At the beginning of June they’re naturally excited – nesting, mating and flying off in all directions like somebody spiked the Hummingbird feeder.  Now, late in […]

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Never browse a flea market on a bit of a buzz

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Never browse a flea market on a bit of a buzz

Scientific studies are constantly proving that as long as aging brains stay active and gather new information they continue to function soundly. In light of this, you may find the reading of this column a good opportunity of learning. The lesson: never browse a flea market after you’ve had a few beers. The problem is […]

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Kids – the shortest stand-up comics of them all

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Kids – the shortest stand-up comics of them all

We have a comedian in the family. Michael is 13 years of age, looks like Mike Myers and has the stand-up style of Henny Youngman. “Take my sister,” he’d say. “No, seriously, please take her with you.” Recently he set his grandmother up on Skype in more ways than one. After he walked her through […]

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