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I finally got the stories more or less "completed" around here. Titles and everything!
So the deal is, everytime you reload this page, you should see two randomly selected stories from this website. If you don't see something that catches your fancy, reload the page, and next time around you just might see something you'll want to read. Enjoy!
Life and Times at Cafe Wim
Originally published June, 1995
Café Wim was my favourite place to be in Ottawa. I hung out there long before it was trendy. I drank my first real beer there, an import behemoth called Chimay - a Belgian 12% alcohol beer that kicked you pretty strong (prior to that, I drank stuff like Labatts Blue and Molson Canadian). I had my first cappuccino at Wim. I had my first espresso at Wim. I honed my backgammon skills at Wim. Wim was the kind of place where people didn't judge you, no matter what your political social, or sexual preferences were. I loved that place.
Walking the Dog, or "Travels with a Bitch".
Originally written October, 1998
My partner Jeanette and I live in condo, and we have a 9 year old little dog named Mitzy. Mitzy is a border collie / poodle mixed breed, which accounts for some distinguishing characteristics, including long legs, a long tail, short ears, and a longer snout than most poodles. Also, she never barks, something both breeds do, so I guess that trait got cancelled out. We love her very much, and she's very much our child.
Since we live in a condo, we have to take our dog for walks, something Mitzy doesn't mind at all. Jeanette walks her in the mornings, and I walk her at night. I always walk Mitzy after midnight, and usually after 1am, so the streets are deadly quiet, and I have a lot of time to think. Along my route, there are three houses of note - three houses that have really aroused my curiosity, all in different ways.
Photos from Algonquin Park
Photos from my trip to Algonquin Park this fall with my Mom and two brothers.
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