Category Archives: Family History

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 #27 – Win or lose, it’s the best game in the world…but mostly when we win.

Yes, it is genetic. The Swedes are fast, the Russians are machines but nobody plays this game like the folk that invented it. There is field hockey and even pool hockey but skating on a winter morning, on a pond, … 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 #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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Baba’s Beach Podcast #20 – The Journey

I grew up in a house that was filled with music. Despite the budget considerations of raising four children on a printer’s salary, there was never a problem finding money for a piano, a saxophone, and a clarinet for us … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #18 – Life with MacGyver

A few years ago while sitting in a coffee shop in Victoria’s laid back equivalent of the Upper East Side, Gordon Head, I overheard two young moms, upwardly mobile, impeccably dressed, comparing pictures from a child’s birthday party. Every second … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach #15 – A Tough One

When life hands you lemons… fill in the blank with a greeting card one liner. One of my daughter’s favorite cartoon character says, “When life hands you lemons, dance: dance like there’s a muskrat in your pants.” Actually, life doesn’t … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #14 – New Undies

“Never Underestimate the Importance of Clean Underwear. Some people find inspiration at the bottom of a bottle. Some find it on a mountain top. And every so often some find where they’d least expect it. Many thanks to my back-up … Continue reading

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