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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!
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.
A Night in the Market
What Drunks will Do
Ottawa's Byward Market is well known, since it's one of the premier attractions of that city. It features farmers selling their goods during the day, and good entertainment at night, with all the street performers, interesting collage of nightclubs, restaurants, and pubs, and many people wandering about. Back in the late 80s, the Market was the focal point for night entertainment, before the 1am exodus to the bars in Hull. One memorable night involved the usual pub hopping, but with a lot of strange twists.
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Photos from my trip to Algonquin Park this fall with my Mom and two brothers.
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