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Latest Articles from David Trifunov

Shouldering the load

Mar 14, 2019 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed His TV is on the fritz. The man reaches under the credenza to unplug the set, wait 30 seconds, and plug it back into the wall. His shoulder warns him not to stay crouched in that position too long, holding his plug waiting

It's chickenpox, run!

Feb 28, 2019 / 11:00 am

Photo: Contributed Remember when it was impolite to talk politics or religion in mixed company? Today, it feels like that’s changed to health care and food choices. We need to stop being so polite. We were faced with that problem

Everyone needs a Kelly

Feb 20, 2019 / 12:00 pm

Photo: Contributed There are fewer, more pathetic feelings than being so sick you can’t move when your four-year-old daughter calls from her bedroom, “Can somebody please help me?” It was 5 a.m., and my wife was working

Birthdays in 'Iceland'

Feb 6, 2019 / 11:00 am

Photo: Contributed My kids were unusually happy about celebrating my 46th birthday. The delicious, frosted side of me said, “Well, they just want to eat at a restaurant and gorge themselves on birthday cake.” But the nutritious,

Short stories at midnight

Jan 23, 2019 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed What does pet-sitting have to do with a dramatic fiancee? Well, nothing unless you’re competing in this year’s NYC Midnight Short Story Challenge. If that’s the case, you might be writing about something

Gillette cutting deep

Jan 16, 2019 / 3:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Is your masculinity so fragile that you feel threatened by a television commercial? Is your sense of manhood so attached to some bygone notion that you threaten retaliation against a one minute 49 second video? It’s

Teaching kids about money

Jan 10, 2019 / 3:07 pm

Photo: Contributed Our seven-year-old daughter has been a madwoman lately around the house: La-la is cooking, cleaning and helping with her sisters. She ran upstairs yesterday and grabbed ballet gear for our middle-baby Betty. This just

Christmas building blocks

Jan 2, 2019 / 11:00 am

Photo: Contributed For three days, Jingles the Elf needed a sabbatical from our three daughters. Whining, complaining and fighting were how we prepared for the holidays—and the kids were grumpy, too. It got so bad in the week leading

Be an angel this Christmas

Dec 19, 2018 / 6:00 am

Photo: Contributed Jessica walked into our meeting much how a mother bear might have. She seemed to stay close to the wall and near the exit, surveying the small room at the Central Okanagan Food Bank’s offices last December. With

Digital-age and DJ dads

Dec 5, 2018 / 11:00 am

Photo: Contributed The first person who came to mind when I was asked to write about “modern dads” was Jeff Hay. Most of you know him better as DJ Haymaker. My wife and I took our kids to one of Hay’s “Family Dances”


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