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  • Do You Break a Sweat Walking 5km?
    by Pietro on October 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Before addressing that question, I want to talk about my absence from posting blogs. I haven’t written in a while. I needed a break. A break from ALS. ­So, I took a sabbatical. Or at least I tried. Last April, I marked year four since the onset of the disease. I figured that is enough … Continue reading Do You Break a Sweat Walking 5km? […]

  • Turning Japanese
    by Pietro on February 16, 2018 at 2:21 am

    Do you remember a band called the Vapors from the 80’s? They had one hit, Turning Japanese. I remember the song playing on the radio, not really understanding the lyrics but liked the new wave drive of the song. It certainly stuck in my mind. Almost a decade later, after I finished at Wilfrid Laurier … Continue reading Turning Japanes […]

  • Petition for ALS Action
    by Pietro on January 18, 2018 at 12:30 am

    Please consider signing this petition..  PETITION TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA Whereas: On April 5, 2017, motion M-105 was passed, which calls upon the government to increase funding for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research and to substantially increase national efforts to develop and launch a comprehensive strategy to assist with the eradication of ALS at … Continue reading Petition for ALS Action […]

  • Mo Better
    by Pietro on December 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I recall Siena learning the months of the year. One month on the calendar always caused us trouble. She said November, but I said Movember. It’s the month when men grow mustaches to raise money and increase awareness for prostate cancer. A worthwhile cause and something I’ve been keenly aware of for many years. Why? … Continue reading Mo Better […]

  • What’s in a Name?
    by Pietro on October 22, 2017 at 1:14 am

    In mid September, we participated in the first ALS Walk held in the Toronto Beach. The weather was perfect and the support fantastic. There was an opening ceremony with speeches and a ribbon cutting. The walk circled Woodbine Park once then stretched along Lakeshore Blvd to Leslie and back to the park. They had a … Continue reading What’s in a Name? […]

  • Wok With Pietro
    by Pietro on July 13, 2017 at 3:09 am

    One of my early cultural influences were television shows of the 70’s and 80’s. Mary Tyler Moore, King of Kensington, Love Boat, Happy Days, All In The Family and MASH, to name a few. I could go on. Welcome Back Kotter, WKRP, Three’s Company, Barney Miller, Good Times and The Brady Bunch. Once I start … Continue reading Wok With Pietro […]

  • Father’s Day Gifts
    by Pietro on July 3, 2017 at 3:12 am

    I’m a little late in posting this, but I want to share something Siena made me for Father’s Day. No, it’s not a tie or socks. Something slightly more unique. It’s the product of five year old’s imagination and unbridled feelings. This was made at school. A game of tic tac toe, with decorated rocks … Continue reading Father’s Day Gifts […]

  • Hey Stranger
    by Pietro on May 10, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Hey stranger. It’s been too long. What’s been going on? I know, I know. I intended to communicate more often. I don’t know what happened. My time management scheme never quite got off the ground. To be honest, I enjoy eating too much. As a result, my meals are in the tradition of the Slow … Continue reading Hey Stranger […]

  • Time Management
    by Pietro on January 3, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Happy New Year! Wishing you a peaceful and healthy 2017. I’m sure we have all tried to get more efficient with our time. At work we enrolled in time management courses. They emphasized being organized with tasks, prioritize them, and dedicate specific time to the most important. A key success factor is to avoid distractions. … Continue reading Time Management […]

  • Hot Take : Halloween ‘16
    by Pietro on November 8, 2016 at 1:58 am

    Siena declared this Halloween the “Best Ever!!”  Stop right there. The title of best Halloween ever is up for debate. I would counter with the Halloween of 1972, as unforgettable. If I remember correctly, I was dressed as Oscar the Grouch and brought home an epic haul. A run of candy that included a toothbrush … Continue reading Hot Take : Halloween ‘16 […]