The Cool Dad

I didn’t really do much today, at least it didn’t feel like it. I did update a few portions of the Muirhead Kingdom website by adding photos of some beloved family members and other things. I also scored as a Dad by suggesting my son have a sleepover on a school night. Imagine a school night sleepover- pffttt is such a thing even legal? I don’t think in my entire life was I ever permitted a school night sleepover. It’s my little way of rebelling against the pyscho school boards for having school booked so late into December. I’ll keep my kid and his friends up late and then send them to school-take that! I’ll also be pulling him out early to boot. Now before all you responsible people start gasping for air don’t worry I...

I love Neil Diamond

I can no longer celebrate the Christmas season without Neil Diamond’s The Christmas Album. There is something about his zany, over the top singing of Christmas favourites-White Christmas has never brought so much glee. My friends and I used to frequently gather at Colin’s house. His was the house with no siblings or parents to get in our way. We could play Nintendo as long as we wanted, watch videos as loud as possible, film our scripted and unscripted films and generally carry on as our mood’s saw fit. One of the four schmucks, as we called ourselves, Mike, would occasionally sneak a Neil Diamond disc of Colin’s parents into the 5-disc changer. We would scream in protest and frantically run to the stereo to put our ears out of misery....

A New Office? Holy Smackers!

I’m told that my idol Dentist, Dr. Fairbanks is building a new office. I’m elated for him, but in no way trying to be presumptive, wish I was just a few years ahead so I could help in the planning. It is no secret, I think, that I’d like to join Dr. Fairbanks after I graduate. I consider him among the elite in patient care, business management, and dental excellence. Here’s hoping that all my wishes come true

Three People You’d Like to Meet

In grade 9 our class had a language arts assignment to choose three people we would like to meet and invite them to a dinner party. We needed to write a menu and a dialogued story of the evening. I had lots of people on my mind and some of them were prophets from the present and past. But in the end I took the easy way out and chose 3 sports heroes. What was I thinking? I think I was taking the easy way out of the assignment, at least I thought so. But maybe my teacher would have been totally floored by an assignment that didn’t have Michael Jordan sitting at the table. Michael Jordan-lame. I say lame not because I wouldn’t mind meeting him but at a dinner party? I think I’d rather have a on-court rendezvous. So this past week I’ve been...

Hot Chocolate

I had my first hot chocolate of the season today and it was so good. Afterwards I asked myself, why don’t you drink this more often? I couldn’t come up with a good reason so it appears I will be drinking more. I like my Hot Chocolate with milk, and I like my milk 3% homogenized. My grandpa adds cream to boot. My hot chocolate today was just a basic milk chocolate flavour nothing extravagant, but I’d like to get some mint or candy cane flavoured or even better-white chocolatehot chocolate. Today I’ve been studying for my last exam of the semester and boy am I ready to be done. What’s your favourite flavour?

I care

Okay, I have to admit I care about getting comments on my blog. One of the reasons is because I sincerely want to know what is on everyone’s mind. Another reason is because I do leave comments on other blogs. Not to say I don’t just read and go on occasionally but if they have a question I will sometimes answer. I guess the key is to actually engage the reader. Another key would be to actually promote your blog to more than just immediate family members. I’m still trying to establish my blogging habits and preferences and the whole look and feel of my blog, so I’ve put off major self-promotion. I’ve noticed some of my posts I treat as a journal of reflection, others a catalogue of memories I don’t want to forget. Many times I...

Happy Birthday Dad

It’s my Dad’s 50th Birthday this week & 50 years is quite the big deal. When you get to 50 of anything it sorta says “I’ve been here awhile, get used to it.” I’m wondering if my Dad considers this birthday significant. I wonder if it is sorta how my brother Conor feels after being in Scotland for 1 year and knowing he will be returning in 1 year. I think 50 is one of those birthdays where you take stock and look back into the past to see where you have come from. It’s a nice birthday because you can still look into the future and accomplish much more. I like to think of Gordon B. Hinckley, who turned 94 this year. When he turned 50 it was the year 1960 and my Dad would be turning just 6 that year. Just look at what...

OrthoBlog

I found this interesting blog quite accidentally. Its a minister who seems principled to the point where he left the Methodist faith for the Anglican because of others teaching false doctrine and openly disobeying the faith to the point that those who should be the defenders of the faith led the way for continued disobedience. He also makes an interesting point about Scripture, Christianity and Homosexuals in this post. He hasn’t posted in awhile but he reminds me vaguely of the Italian priest who converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: Vincinzio. OrthoBlog

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

I’ve found my next book of fiction to read. It’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom and what I watched on ABC tonight. I was so intrigued by the title, and the t.v. movie didn’t disappoint with a good performance by Jon Voight. It was one of those movies that grabs you with a sense of wonder and leaves you time to contemplate while you watch. I’m always drawn to these types of films because they actually mean something 10 minutes after the movie. I was touched and emotional at many points in the show. Daria and I held hands in the movie, which we often do in powerful moments in our lives. It’s a silent communication that says: I’m so glad I’m experiencing this with you, I love you, I need you, and more...

Headaches: Diagnosis and Treatment

I’ve been studying headaches today and hoping I haven’t been the cause of too many recently. Life is pretty interesting, I think we all live life under a few different directives or influences. One directive is doing what we think is right, often different from the next objective, doing what we want. Another directive is doing what others would like us to do. Yet another directive is doing the things of our society. Each day is filled with making choices and harmonizing these directives. Sometimes this is easy, other times it leads to internal conflict or conflict with others. I’ve made plenty of good choices, bad choices and in some cases excellent choices. I’ve made poor choices and each time I have I wish I would have listened to the...