Derek Coward on July 26th, 2011

Today I turn 44. I’m pretty sure this is the age when a lot of guys start going through their mid-life crises. I already went through mine when I was in my early 20s, so I should be set. I’m still waiting for the day when I realize what I want to be when I […]

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Derek Coward on March 2nd, 2010

Hint: Not me.

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Derek Coward on November 1st, 2009

I have four children (Jaymie, Jazmyn, Araya and Stephen), two surrogate children (Jessica and Billy) and one grand-daughter (Gabryale). I wear bifocals, have arthritis and more gray hair on my chin than on the top of my head. And yet the one thing that really makes me feel old is a conversation I had with […]

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Derek Coward on October 29th, 2009

Out of all my nieces and nephews, I am probably closest with Jessica. She is around the same age as Jazmyn and we have always tried to include her in as much stuff as we could. So she has always been more like another daughter than a niece. Unfortunately, I don’t get to see or […]

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Derek Coward on August 23rd, 2009

Yesterday Stephen had a shared birthday party with his cousin Mya, who is a year older. It was at Chuck E Cheese’s and it was a pretty good time. I was tired so I found one spot and stayed there until I was told we had to move out of the party area and head […]

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Derek Coward on August 17th, 2009

  Chances are really good that he will never see this post or even this blog, but a lot of the things that I do and say about him aren’t for his ears, they are to proclaim my love for him to the rest of the world. He is my youngest, but I have never […]

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Derek Coward on July 26th, 2009

Thanks to everyone who wished me well.

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Derek Coward on July 25th, 2009

Keeping with the tradition of me posting birthday wishes late, my oldest child Jaymie turned 27 this week. That makes me feel older than all the aches, pains and gray hairs combined. But that’s a good “old” feeling. She has always had the uncanny ability to make me feel old for no reason. Once I […]

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Derek Coward on July 25th, 2009

July 19 is the birthday of my Aunt Cheryl. She wasn’t at home when I called her, but luckily we live in the Future Age of Technological Wonders and I was able to reach her on her cell phone. Our conversation was very quick, less than a minute quick, but the high points were “Happy […]

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Derek Coward on March 4th, 2009

OK, I am a pretty bad grandfather. My first (and so far only) grandchild had her 1st birthday on March 2, 2009. Unfortunately, last year when I added her birthday to my various calendars, I put down March 3. So not only was a day off, but then I turn around and forgot to put […]

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