Author Archives: Mark

Baba’s Beach Podcast #29 – and wonder why you waited so long

One of my favorite quotes is from Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town “Only it seems to me that once in your life before you die you ought to see a country where they don’t talk in English and don’t even want to.” … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #28 – Welcome to middle age

That kid you saw staggering down main street, hooting and puking on Canada Day may well be the doctor you’ll see in emergency next week. He’ll be wearing the white coat and you’ll be the one barfing as a kidney … Continue reading

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“Isn’t that a repeat?”

Yes, it just might be. A year ago, I moved Babasbeach.ca from Libsyn to my hosted plan at Hostpapa. I couldn’t justify paying for hosting to both providers. It’s taken me a while, but over the next two weeks, I’ll … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #26 – And then she just exploded

It’s one of the big no-no’s to tie a podcast to one season as they can be listened to at any time of the year. So, this isn’t actually a Christmas podcast:it’s about the spirit of forgiveness which, in my … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #25 – Ahem

Just another Yankee with a Maple Leaf on her back-pack While still engaged to mom, dad whisked off to the University of Washington to get a BA in theatre. Mom and dad corresponded faithfully until one day Dad mentioned working in … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #24 – Under (de)construction

To Michelangelo the process of his art was to look at a block of marble atdawn in order to see the figure it contained and then to take away allthe pieces that didn’t belong. I seem to be a work in … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #23 – Bombing a Better Tomorrow

Something good can be found in just about anything, I guess. Sulfadrugs and penicillin came out of the First World War; RADAR, plasticsand synthetic fuels from the 2nd. The Vietnam War brought about a revolution in technological support for the disabled–I … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #22 – Five Reasons to Walk to Cure Diabetes

When your child has Type 1 Diabetes, you become a family with diabetes. Actually, you become part of a huge international family all dealing with the physical and emotional roller coaster of life with a chronic disease. This is a … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #21 – La Meme Chose

The two icons of 50’s TV were Dragnet’s Joe Friday and June Cleaver,domestic goddess on “Leave it To Beaver”. He was all about the facts,while her thing was house, hearth and doting on her sons: especiallythe unfortunately nick-named youngest lad … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

I woke up this morning and knew that it was a special day but I wasn’t sure why. It was one of those feelings that you just can’t place. Then I remembered. It would have been my Grandmother’s Birthday. Then … Continue reading

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