on getting older and feeling “different”

While out on a Sunday afternoon walk with our furball Sammy, Mark said something interesting that's been brewing around in my head: "I feel... different." This was in context to a conversation we were having about why he might've caught a nasty cold, even though he took all the typical precautions to keep himself healthy [...]

“I don’t care what people think” or things I wish were true

Right before Christmas, our washing machine bit the dust. What we originally thought was a fairly straightforward DIY fix to replace a broken front tub piece turned into a "we can't DIY our way out of this" situation pretty quick as soon as we took apart the tub assembly. In a nutshell, the use of [...]

the thing standing in the way of your dreams

This could be true for many people who feel as though there's something more out there for them to do, something that doesn't necessarily fit into the typical scripted societal progression that is widely accepted as the norm: Grow Up. Obtain Degree. Find Job. Get Married. Buy House. Have Kids. Let me start off by [...]

an april wedding

Last month we headed out on week-long trip out to the East, just in time to enjoy the last remnants of a Canadian winter, courtesy of Mother Nature and her always impeccable timing. Our first stop was Ottawa, Mark's hometown and location of his childhood friend Jason's wedding. Jason had asked Mark to be part [...]