How I learned to love my body

Like most of us, I have a complicated relationship with my body. Mine has too much fat, too much hair, too many aches and pains and general creaks. My knees grind when I climb stairs and my heart sometimes moves to a different beat than it ought to. My hip is sore and my forehead is continually … Continue reading

Exploring My Mental Health

 Canadian Men's Health Week is in early June. This year it felt like the related messages were directed at me. The Canadian Men's Health Foundation released a report this year entitled Men: Working themselves into an early grave. The study reveals that 81% of men find their day-to-day work … Continue reading

The Mediocre Dad

My partner recently told me I was a good dad. My first thought when she said it was - 'not really.' At the time I had been feeling like a pretty mediocre dad. I started a new job a couple of months ago and it is a great job that I really enjoy. It is especially great coming after a year of … Continue reading

Communing With My Dad

Communing with my Dad It is three days to Christmas and not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Well, that isn't entirely true. There is a cat prowling around looking for me to refill her food bowl because we don't have any mice for her to catch and if we did, she probably wouldn't … Continue reading