I took this photo during a recent trip to the Lake George, New York area, in Bolton Landing. What caught my eye wasn’t just the lake, or the mountains, but this duo on paddle boards. A father and son (assumed) just paddling away on a lake, with mountains all around them. Why? Why not?Read More →

Tomorrow, our oldest child graduates secondary school. She has not had an easy road in life so far and will not have an easy road going forward. When she was in kindergarten we knew something was different and were told it was the usual ADHD/ODD combination. It wasn’t, but it took 5 years to find out that she was on the autism spectrum.  It took moving from the public board, where we were constantly beating our head against the wall trying to get help for her, to the catholic board. It was a night and day difference at first. We went from no help atRead More →

A happy wife is a happy life, or so the saying goes. I first heard this phrase watching one of those Bryan Baumler home reno shows on HGTV. Given the vocations of my wife and myself, having days off that line up are rather difficult. When we get to spend time together, without the four kids around (rare as that is) we usually go on a day excursion. Before Christmas, we went on one of these sojourns west of town, seeing where the car will take us. We landed at Adelaine’s Tea Room in Prescott. I am not a tea drinker by any means, butRead More →