The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

This morning started off with Colin having one of his episodes. Usually they come and go in the space of a couple of hours but this morning’s bout carried on for over three hours before he was able to calm down. We’ve had a few bouts of this behaviour over time and they rise and …

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Of course I’m talking about race fuel. A smell I can’t even describe accurately but one that gets my blood pumping and makes the hairs on my arms and neck stand up. Colin has been bugging me about going to a race since before Christmas. I had bought tickets for the Vintage races on June …

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My son Colin has been bugging me to take him to the Toronto autoshow since last October. Never mind there’s a big bike show in January. Even though he’s autistic, he definitely has his likes and dislikes. He likes NASCAR, where he gets that from I have no idea because it is not a style …

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Some weeks with my son are easier than other weeks. This week was a bit of a rough one and when you add the need to get a new outline figured out for my next book, the stress can get to you a bit. Not that there’s much you can do when Colin’s behaviors are …

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I’ve been promising to take my son Colin to the Toronto Zoo for the last couple of weeks and today was the first time it’s really been warm enough to go. Of course, the Zoo is still coming out of Winter so a lot of the exhibits aren’t up yet but that’s not such a …

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I had every intention of going to the Motorcycle Spring Show early on Saturday but my Mini Cooper S decided to have an engine issue about five minutes from my house, which required me to turn around and limp it to my mechanic’s just round the corner. Then by the time I’d gotten my wife’s …

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Did the Toronto Car Show on Sunday.  It was wall to wall people, which really isn’t my thing and as Colin likes to do these things at a run, I didn’t get to spend too much time looking at cars or even get to sit in any (not that I’m looking for obvious reasons if …

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My dirty little secret is that through my entire writing career in film with the exception of a two year stretch, I’ve kept a day job.  Did it make for long days?  Sure but film in Canada isn’t as well establish as film in the US or the UK and when every script you try …

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This weekend I went with Colin’s CERI group to Downey Farm in Caledon (or thereabouts).  Well the group turned out to be myself, Colin, Cassandra the group Supervisor and Daniel, one of the other clients.  It was a chill day.  My car thermometer pegged it at 9 Degrees C and with the wind blowing it …

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