2014 – A Year to Remember

2014 – A Year to Remember

This has been an emotional week. Remembrance Day has meant a lot to me ever since I stood on Juno Beach a few years ago, but this year has added personal significance since I survived my near-death experience in July.

That day on Juno Beach I was somehow transformed into 1944. I knew I should not have been there but I stood fascinated as Allied soldiers, including my Dad, stormed the beaches ...

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The Moment Everything Changed

 

Almost two months ago now, I was having a wonderful day at the lake with my lifetime buddy when I suffered a major heart attack. It came out of nowhere and in many ways I know I am fortunate to still be here. I am writing about it partly for therapeutic purposes and partly to share the experience with others.

Have you ever wondered about something like this happening to you? If so, what would be your biggest concern? Many people have ...

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The High School Reunion

Fifty years ago Dakota High School in Winnipeg opened its doors. I became a student there four years later. The 50th anniversary of the opening of the school held recently was cause for a celebration and I became integrally involved with one of the main events. That involvement brought me in touch with a multitude of former grads.

To reconnect with so many people who shared a common bond from our past was a lot of fun and this bond turned ...

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The Dallas Experience

The Dallas Experience

This experience in Dallas I am sharing with my lifetime friend cannot be measured in bridge master points. Yes, we came here to play bridge and to represent our home club, our section, and even our country. We have spent countless hours preparing and are as ready as we can be. But we also came here to share a lifetime experience. It doesn’t get much better than to be able to share a special experience with ...

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