Vacation / Surgery Post

August 12, 2014


Last week I unplugged from the net, left the phone behind and headed into Algonquin park for a canoe trip. 

It was a fantastic trip.  My spouse – Emilie – and I ditched the kids with the Grandmas and enjoyed some time alone. 

It was not our most ambitious trip but given how rare time off is we decided to take it a bit easy.  

One great thing about being a criminal lawyer is the ability to mentally compartmentalize.  A highly useful skill when balancing serious cases and a family – or when going on a canoe trip and forgetting the real world (for a few days).  

Here are the trip stats:

5 days (too short)10,330 meters portaged 20 lakes paddledWild blueberries picked – a lot!Animals spotted: moose, turtles, snakes, frogs, and a tent mouse One client acquitted of attempted murder and firearm offences (a decision given in my absence)

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This week I have another week away from the office – recovering from a tonsillectomy.  Not quite as fun.

I was told by the doctors that having tonsils out is more painful for adults than kids – either I am a super solider or the morphine is working wonders – because it is actually not that bad.

A bit of a forced rest – but also an opportune time to read transcripts for a murder trial beginning this fall.

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