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Ian Dunlop Reid, December 8, 1955 – April 5, 2014

Ian died peacefully Saturday April 5th on a rainy Vancouver afternoon, at the age of 58. Diagnosed with chordoma twelve years ago, he fought the rare cancer with vim and vigour, flare and élan. That chordoma affects one in a … Continue reading

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Branding corruption

I opened the Globe early this morning to the story on Oprah’s interview with Lance Armstrong and there it was.  The ‘brand’ word. Brand.  As in “Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah is likely to be the first in the long … Continue reading

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Bucket list

Bucket list.  It’s a term I hear a lot these days, as I am attuned to it through circumstance.  There’s even a bucket list festival put on by the Cancer Clinic where I hang out more than I like. I’m … Continue reading

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The cancer and the treadmill

Late last Thursday afternoon you could find me in my usual place, running on the treadmill at the downtown Y. Running and crying. Not weeping but more than a little bit teary eyed. I blame my son.  Earlier in the … Continue reading

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Adjust, dammit

The other day I was running on the treadmill at the gym and listening to a podcast of a recent episode of This American Life.  This is not an easy thing for me as I have to hold onto the … Continue reading

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The Bucket List Festival

The Bucket List Festival.  Somehow those two things – bucket list and festival – don’t seem to fit in the same sentence.  But they do and I’m the proof of that. The Bucket List Festival is in its second year.  … Continue reading

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The new me

That’s the new me.   Stuck in a Toronto Hospital, full of rods and bolts, a successful – almost – Frankenstein with two long scars and a tough blood infection that’s taking it’s time going away. The surgery went brilliantly.  My … Continue reading

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Roadtrip…

I apologize in advance for the long post… Here’s how it came about.  I went on a short roadtrip yesterday, which had me thinking about long roadtrips and that had me searching for notes I made when I spent a … Continue reading

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Sleepless Nights

I flew back from Las Vegas last night. Here’s the story.  Paul got me a great cheap flight back home for today’s chemo, but it was from Vegas and our place is in Palm Springs.  That means a road trip … Continue reading

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On comments

I was told when I started this that comment management can be a pain in the ass.  And it is.  I really don’t know the protocol so I figure it out myself.  I try and ensure all opinions are represented.  … Continue reading

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