Darren Danyluk

Jan 22, 2021 Message to Members

“… doctors and lawyers and such”

My youngest daughter had a favourite song when she was very little, and this song experienced a ‘victory lap’ this week. Back then – after she’d been strapped into her car seat and I’d taken the helm – she would call out from behind me, “Daddy, play roch, chok,…read more

Darren Danyluk

Jan 8, 2021 Message to Members


Happy New Year!  A new year, but we’re still in the same times. I saw a meme this week that summed it up well for me – maybe you saw it too: a couple of clowns, the Joker and Pennywise, illustrating the transition from 2020 to 2021. The only traditional image of Baby New…read more

Darren Danyluk

Dec 11, 2020 Message to Members

In your own words…

This is my last eNews entry for 2020.  I started to write this week’s message several times and trashed each draft. Each time, my words felt trite and hollow. Wishing everyone ‘Happy Holidays’ or ‘Best of the Season’ feels a little flat in the week when restrictions for gathering have been…read more

Darren Danyluk

Dec 4, 2020 Message to Members

Pinch, Punch, First of the Month

I would hear these words on the first morning of each month, delivered in concert with a mild pinch and an affectionate punch from my wife. Up until I met her, I’d never heard this phrase before. Given she hails from Newfoundland, I’ve chalked it up to a ‘Maritime…read more

Darren Danyluk

Nov 27, 2020 Message to Members

Alphabet Soup

Peter Parker’s uncle knew it:  he knew the importance of the ‘r’ word. Fans milling at COMICON might debate just when – or if – Uncle Ben counselled young Spiderman that “with great power comes great responsibility.”  But they would accept that in a simple comic book, Stan Lee touched upon a critical…read more

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