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I Know Why Spring is Late…

Posted by Les Becker on April 17, 2018 in Little Bits of Stupid, Slideshows |

I believe I may owe Sault Ste. Marie an apology… I’ve concluded that we are still experiencing winter in April because Kaylee loves snow more than just about anything else. I should never have allowed her to watch “The Secret” (and since she’s obviously running the Universe now, I wish she loved money this much).

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Sixteen Steps…

Posted by Les Becker on December 7, 2017 in Real Life |

Leaving home in the dark through the back door is not as dangerous as it looks (if you count steps, anyway). And turn the torch app on…

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Why Do I Live Here Again…?

Posted by Les Becker on February 9, 2017 in Little Bits of Stupid |

This is too much. Also (and I want to be proud of this, but I’m too depressed), Sault Ste. Marie has apparently broken a national record for snowfall this year. Twice. It’s only February, and sometimes we have snow right through April and into May. I don’t know if I can take that this year.

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Winter sport in Wawa, ON…

Posted by Les Becker on January 14, 2017 in Fur-Babies |

This is how Ky and Carson dressed to go dog-walking with me. I got to lead (or be led by) both dogs, something that hasn’t happened since late fall. They seemed to fall back into old habits pretty well at first, but I did discover one thing the hard way: both Kaylee and Ringo want […]

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This Greenhousey Thing Might Be Panning Out…

Posted by Les Becker on January 17, 2016 in Balcony Greenhouse, Gardening, Photography |
Balcony Greenhouse - January 201

My little balcony greenhouse seems to be doing surprisingly well… I really didn’t expect this. The above photo shows most of the very tiny space. I planted this cucumber from seed in October of 2015 – it’s still really tiny, as cucumber plants go; even cucumber plants grown in pots, if my summer parking lot […]

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How to Piss Your Father Off from 250 Miles Away…

Posted by Les Becker on September 24, 2014 in The Father Chronicles |
Matt-Falls-2006

He really was a good guy – you just didn’t want to piss him off. I was an expert at pissing him off, whether I meant to or not. If there was a way to screw things up, and piss my dad off, I would manage it. Before Kyla was born, her dad and I […]

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A Gift from the Universe…

Posted by Les Becker on February 2, 2014 in Fur-Babies, Little Bits of Stupid |
Free Beer!!

The dog asked me to take her to the park last night. It was cold. It was dark. It was late at night. I did not want to run the dog; I didn’t! She had that face on, though. If you’ve ever loved a dog, you know the face I’m talking about….

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A Winter Dog Walk-About…

Posted by Les Becker on January 12, 2014 in Photography, The Landlady, The Walk-About |
Look at my butt!

There’s something wonderful about winter walks with the dog – especially on a Sunday afternoon, when it seems like no one else in the city is out and about. We almost always go to the same place every time – a field across from a ball diamond just a few blocks from home. We usually […]

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The Chamber Pot

Posted by Les Becker on September 29, 2008 in It Helps If the Whole Family Is Crazy, Oh Mother...! |

The 1998 Version of My Aunt Blanche… No, really, let’s compare, shall we? If only to piss off my daughter – who tells me she’ll kill me if I post this, but then laughs out loud when she looks at this photo of herself, so I think I’m all good… Tell me that’s not eerie… […]

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Snow Blind

Posted by Les Becker on November 29, 2007 in Photography |

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Jimmy Prentice & the Radio

Posted by Les Becker on October 15, 2007 in Oh Mother...! |

Philco Radio, 1941 Jimmy Prentice was somewhat of a local oddball, to hear my parents talk. I don’t know if he actually had a home, or not. My mother talks about how sometimes, just before dinner was set to be “lifted”, Gramma would be looking out the kitchen window, and say, “Better put another plate […]

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