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Chuck Norris Doesn't Do Pushups, He Pushes the World Down

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Here's a bit of nostalgia. Remember those Chuck Norris lines? The ones where he is, well, Chuck Norris. Someone posted on the Book of Faces recently with the line: Some of the responses were pretty hilarious. Death once had a near-Chuck Norris experience. When Chuck Norris left for College, he told his dad he is the man of the house  now. They built a bridge to honor Chuck Norris. They had to change the name because no one ever crosses Chuck Norris. He once killed two stones with one bird He once threw a boomerang   but it was too afraid to come back. Chuck Norris was bitten by a cobra; it was touch and go but the cobra is expected to make a full recovery. Chuck Norris was born May 6, 1945. The Nazis surrendered on May 7, 1945. When Chuck Norris went skydiving his parachute didn't open. Next day he took it back and got a refund. He had a staring contest with the sun, the sun lost. Chuck Norris won an argument with his wife……. Twice. Fun fact.... ...Chuck Norris once upper cut a

No Internet. No Problem?

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Disconnected: The Broken Path Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1778052509 USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1778052509 Escape to the Wild Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1778052533 USA: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1778052533

Cardiac Arrest, and Get Back Out There Boys...

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A player for the Buffalo Bills crumpled yesterday following a seemingly routine play. Cardiac arrest. CPR. Doctors. Defibrillation. Ambulance. All in front of a national audience on Monday Night Football. I will not say I know why he collapsed. Some are quick to say it was the vaxx. Maybe. But I also know of a 20-year-old player for the local Nipawin Hawks (hockey) who once blocked a shot in the chest, the same location that the football player got hit. This young man got up, then promptly collapsed. He died later in hospital. It's a tragedy. Sadly, it happens. Rumours are that the NFL wanted to keep playing the game . Something to the effect of: "Hey boys, take 5 minutes to collect yourselves, then we're back out there." People are jumping all over the NFL for this. Though the NFL denies this to be the case (note: they're not the most honest organization to ever walk this earth).  Not fun. I sympathize. Years back I was called to an emergency staff meeting before

Mass of a Three-Year-Old

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Jude loves being Fr. Webb. Fr. Webb loves saying Mass. Therefore, Jude loves saying Mass. Occasionally Jude convinces his brothers to serve for him too. Here is, The Mass of a Three-Year-Old ...

Top 7 Books I Read in 2022

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Many books were read in 2022. Some of them were life-changing. Others...horrible. Let's focus on the good. Here are the top 7 books I read in 2022.  Note: The books on this list are just those that I read for the first time in 2022. So no Hobbit , etc. No, I didn't put my books on the list. I'm not that conceited... 7. Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts Ryan Holiday A bit off my usual reading-interest with this first one. However, I published two books in 2022 and, as part of the process, I've had to educate myself on how things work. This book was excellent. The emphasis was on producing quality work that, though maybe not an overnight sensation, has the qualities needed to stand the test of time. 6. Prairie Lion: The Life & Times of Ted Byfield Jonathan Van Maren Of course I grew up seeing copies of The Western Report/Alberta Standard lying around. The highlight was always Ted Byfield's column at the end. However, I really had n

Merry Christmas from Us! (letter and video attached)

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Merry Christmas from the Millette Family!  Here is our annual Christmas letter, as well as a bonus video at the end: And, from the grade 5 Christmas Concert I held on Dec. 20... Enjoy!

No Apologies - Why Civilization Needs Esolen's Latest Book

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Not to brag, but I’m engaged in some high-end professional research right now with someone named John. However, I will let you be privy to the details. You see, a staff washroom at the school I teach at has a toilet not working properly. The handle sticks when you flush it. It’s an easy fix–I’ve checked. Yet it won’t be me who has the honor of restoring this throne to its former glory. I learned my lesson that one time I changed a lightbulb in my classroom and subsequently received a lecture on how that heinous act steals jobs from union members. I practically took food out of the mouths of innocent children by changing that light bulb. Not this time. The union kids will eat well tonight. A company Help Ticket has been requested to fix the toilet. And–here is my research–I am now tracking the days… weeks… months…  before it gets fixed. In this new and improved world of equality and wokeness, just how long does it take for a toilet to get fixed? The question makes my brain swirl. Gr

Now Available! My Latest Book: Escape to the Wild

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The moment has finally arrived. It's out there. Yes, my latest book just went live on Amazon. I'm excited for Escape to the Wild. The adventure has been amped up. So too the humour and action. It's Count of Monte Cristo meets Hatchet meets Ma and Pa Kettle meets... Ok, enough chatting. Please consider purchasing a copy (and leaving a stunning review!). Even downloading an e-copy (just 99 cents this week) would be fantastic. Thank you all for the tremendous support! It means the world to me. Some helpful links: Canadian Paperback: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1778052533 Canadian eBook: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0BJW14M7T American Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1778052533 American eBook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BJW14M7T

A Powerful Picture

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 A friend snapped this picture of me receiving Holy Communion at the Mass for Christ the King. There's a lot going on here. In particular, there are two aspects that really struck me. The first is the priest's face. There is an intense care on his face. He has this look as though he's giving me everything he can, everything he has, to help me become a holy husband/father. Of course, what he is giving is everything I could ever want or need. Thank you Father W. The second aspect concerns my three-year-old son beside me. He's staring at me as I receive, gazing with interest and awe. I never knew this. I'm thankful for the picture. Such moments must play a crucial role in his spiritual development. So we have the action of the priest passing through me and down to my son. As God intended it to be.

The Why of Writing a Second Novel - Escape to the Wild

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Escape to the Wild Ages 10 and Up. 166 pages. Available on Amazon, mid October, 2022. Influences: Wendell Berry, Wilson Rawls, J.R.R. Tolkien, Gary Paulsen, Alexandre Dumas, Ma and Pa Kettle.   The process of writing a book is difficult to explain. I've heard author's use analogies such as "giving birth" to a book. This "bears" some truth. Being pregnant for nine months is difficult, or so I see. When the baby is born, there is much joy. And yet...the work, difficult as it has been for nine months, is really just beginning. There are many blessings and sorrows that follow. It is charming. It is chaos. It is sweet. It is stressful. Let's be honest, babies are louder on the outside versus the inside. And then, when life seems to settle down, guess what? Another baby is on the way. If you can overlook the weirdness of where this analogy is leading, then carry on. This is where I am at right now. I wrote my first book and "gave birth" to it in Mar