Posts Tagged: Arsenal

The welcome distraction of sports

In all the years I’ve been sick, and in all the months I’ve been struggling since my first surgery last May, I’ve used sports as a lifeline. When I was younger, I would watch sports and pretend I was part

The welcome distraction of sports

In all the years I’ve been sick, and in all the months I’ve been struggling since my first surgery last May, I’ve used sports as a lifeline. When I was younger, I would watch sports and pretend I was part

You won’t like me when I’m angry

When I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis back in 2008, I wasn’t mad. In fact I was somewhat relieved that my mystery ailment had a name and that there were treatment options available. My naïveté led me to believe that

You won’t like me when I’m angry

When I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis back in 2008, I wasn’t mad. In fact I was somewhat relieved that my mystery ailment had a name and that there were treatment options available. My naïveté led me to believe that

Noble Silence

In my last post, I briefly touched on the news that I’ve been attending mindfulness meditation workshops over the last several weeks. When I began the workshops, the goal was for me to find new strategies for coping with the

Noble Silence

In my last post, I briefly touched on the news that I’ve been attending mindfulness meditation workshops over the last several weeks. When I began the workshops, the goal was for me to find new strategies for coping with the

An Unexpected Celebration

I don’t like birthdays. Especially my own. When I was a kid, I looked forward to the day because it meant I would receive presents. Now that I have disposable income, I don’t need to wait for my birthday to

An Unexpected Celebration

I don’t like birthdays. Especially my own. When I was a kid, I looked forward to the day because it meant I would receive presents. Now that I have disposable income, I don’t need to wait for my birthday to

A Cornucopia of Gratefulness

Okay, the title may have oversold the actual content of this post, but with today being Thanksgiving (in Canada) and all, I figured I would jot down a few things that I’m thankful for, even in the midst of my

A Cornucopia of Gratefulness

Okay, the title may have oversold the actual content of this post, but with today being Thanksgiving (in Canada) and all, I figured I would jot down a few things that I’m thankful for, even in the midst of my

Let Me Live that Fantasy

Everyone daydreams from time to time, but when you live a life that you’re not particularly fond of, you tend to daydream on a regular basis. My daydreams usually fall into one of two categories: delusions of playing for Arsenal,

Let Me Live that Fantasy

Everyone daydreams from time to time, but when you live a life that you’re not particularly fond of, you tend to daydream on a regular basis. My daydreams usually fall into one of two categories: delusions of playing for Arsenal,

All 10 Kilometres

Last Sunday Jayee and I took part in the annual Terry Fox Run, a day to raise funds for cancer research, think of loved ones currently living with cancer, and remember those who have succumbed to the disease, including the

All 10 Kilometres

Last Sunday Jayee and I took part in the annual Terry Fox Run, a day to raise funds for cancer research, think of loved ones currently living with cancer, and remember those who have succumbed to the disease, including the