Month: November 2017

Emily Just Asked to Come Home

Emily turned 16 on November 15th and told me the next day that she was moving out and didn’t come home after school.  She spent the next two weeks at a couple of friends houses and she had very little contact with her mother…

Quick to Anger, Starting to Fade…

I have a temper. It can get pretty bad at times. It was unfortunately how I raised my first two children as they were afraid of me. I never hit or mistreated them but I did yell and get angry a lot. Far too…

Triathlon, How It Saved My Life

There have been several life altering events in my past, and beyond family type things (marriage, children, divorce…) the sport of Triathlon has had the biggest impact for sure.  The story starts in October of 2005 when my first wife and I separated, I…

A Letter to Emily

This is a letter that I wrote to my daughter before her 15th birthday in Sept. 2016 First off I want you to know that this letter is not because you are in trouble or have done anything wrong. What it is, is a…

The Last Year of My Life

Hello world, my name is Ed Dillon and I am a 45-year-old father to four amazing children.  And there was a number of years where I had the pleasure of being a Dad to six kids and at times it was very chaotic.  I…

The Power of the Nothing

The nothing comes from a fantastic movie that I enjoyed as a child called The NeverEnding Story, I can hear the main theme in my head as I type this.  The clip below will give you the history of the nothing and how it…

Give It A Try: My Journey from Couch Potato to Ironman part 2

At the end of 2007 I had completed 5 Give it a Try races, the shortest distance that you can do.  It’s a pure sprint, but a great place to start if you are a beginner and just getting into this sport for the…

Give It A Try: My Journey from Couch Potato to Ironman part 1

This might be my all time photo ever taken of me, it was at the Gravenhurst Triathlon in 2009 when I was at the peak of my physical fitness that year, and perhaps in my entire life.  I had just finished the 1.5km swim…

Christmas is a Wonderful Time for Kids

There comes a day when we all will stop believing in Santa Claus.  It’s the unfortunate part of having to grow up, I don’t remember exactly when I stopped believing but at some point I grew up.  I have often said to my kids…

Welcome To Six Kid Chaos

Life is a funny thing.  Your perception is that everything is great, all the hard work you have put in over the years is finally paying off.  You have a great job, you have just bought your first house, and you have welcomed your…

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