Tuesday, August 30, 2005


MediaRants is Open For Business

Please come visit. Also, if you're interested in keeping up with life in a roto league, check out The CRBL Blog.

Sunday, August 28, 2005


Prayer Request

Actually, two of them. First, my youngest boy, Aaron, is at the hospital with Mom right now. We've endured two days of barfing and general lethargy (surprisingly, no fever) and broken sleep. The wonderful docs at our clinic decided to have him checked and even called ahead to Mac to let the on-call pediatrician know we 're on the way. Please pray for Aaron and Christine. Updates as events warrant.

Update: Christine and Aaron came home at about 4 AM Monday morning. Aaron had an intestinal blockage which was cleared up. He's on limited liquid feeds (e.g. formula, PediaLyte, water) and is quickly getting back to his old self. Thanks for the prayers.

Update2: Christine and Aidan are now both sick with a variation on Aaron's illness. Please pray for them and for our poor house, as I am now the primary housekeeper/caregiver.

Second, please pray for Jason and Joanne Silver's beautiful little girl, Grace, who was in the hospital Friday with dehydration. Updates can be found at Jason's Blog.

Monday, August 22, 2005


Changing directions

So, I'm thinking about another re-work here. I want to get my media-related stuff over to a separate corner. A blog reserved for media commentary, reviews, recaps, etc. Then I'll use P 'n' B for more personal stuff (what's happening on the homefront, stuff I find interesting, etc.). Lastly, there'll be Sojourn for my spiritual walk.

But, says the reader, you hardly update now. When will you find time to update a third blog (actually a fourth, since I am now maintaining a blog for my roto baseball league)?

Guess we'll have to see, no?

Monday, August 01, 2005



So, I was off for pretty much the whole month of July. We went to my brother's cottage in Dorset (about an hour's drive north of Bracebridge) for three days at the beginning of July, followed that up with a week at a cottage in Port Elgin and finished with a week around the house (swimming, shopping, housework). I am happy to say that I only went in to the office six days out of the entire month. How about I share my story with all of you?

The fun all started the last week of June. My brother, Mike (author of Prairie Ponderings) and his family all arrived from Saskatchewan for a two week visit. Had a great family BBQ at my sister's the day after they arrived and then my family spent the day with my brother and his family at Centre Island. Aidan got to go on his first log ride and roller coaster. We then all re-connected at my brother's cottage, which was amazing. Their cottage is right on Lake Kawagama, one of a number of lakes of that part of Ontario. Here's a picture of their lake:

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We did a lot of cool stuff, including some boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and just hanging out. Dorset has an observation tower from which you can see forever on a clear day. I made it up to the first tower (about 500 feet up) but didn't go to the top (about 1,000 ft.). My nephew and nieces did, however and, loving kids they are, they made sure to tell Uncle Brian how they went higher than he did. Here's a picture I took of the town from the observation post:

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We finished up their visit with a steak dinner at my Mom's and then returned home, exhausted from a great, whirlwind, two weeks of family time.

More later on our trip to Port Elgin.