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Push For Your Tush

The title of this blog isn’t about any of the following: things to say while toilet training your toddler things to do while seated on the toilet things to say to yourself when constipated things to say while passing gas Nope, it’s the name of an exciting 10K Run/5K Walk. Yesterday, the weather at Jericho […]

Dog Days of Summer

I recently changed the URL of my website from danielstandrews.net to danielstandrews.com but the change should be seamless.  However, I won’t be posting any new blogs for the remainder of July but will resume writing again in August (I’ve been busy travelling to exotic places and volunteering at the new Ronald McDonald House at Surrey […]

Soaring Like An Eagle

Last Wednesday we said our goodbyes to a legendary hero and warrior and there wasn’t a dry eye in the place.  I first wrote a blog post about Doug Aikins in February  when he was rushed to the hospital emergency department http://danielstandrews.com/2014/02/21/and-the-gold-medal-goes-to/ .  Joy W. a very close friend of Doug and the owner of the […]

Volunteer Week (April 6-12)

Someone once asked me “What are you going to do when you retire?”  Without hesitating I answered “I don’t know!” From the first day that I started working to support myself (in 1968) I told myself that things would get easier if I worked hard.  And if things really did get easier for me – […]

A Love Story

Originally published June 15, 2012 On Wednesday morning, during my shift as a volunteer at the Cancer Centre, we learned that it was Margaret’s 75th Birthday.  Margaret is a retired nurse who volunteers at the Cancer Centre on Wednesday afternoons.  Margaret and her very good friend Hilary, who is also a retired nurse, take the […]

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