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A simple summer vacation

A simple summer vacation

It’s been a busy year! Like most of us, I’m looking forward to that first day of summer vacation when I can close down the computer, shut off the cell phone, and hopefully have no agenda. I promise to try hard to accomplish all three (although I’m not 100% confident that I will succeed).

This year’s vacation will hopefully be fairly uneventful. Having traveled so much over the last year, we don’t plan to venture too far. We’ll split our time between staying at home in Kingston, spending time with family in Toronto, visiting my father-in-law in Cambridge, and seeing Cheryl’s sister and family in Chatham. Throw in a little bit of golf, visits with old friends, and quality time with our kids and their significant others, and I’m sure the three weeks will be filled.

Undoubtedly much of our time will be spent discussing wedding plans. Our daughter Joanna is getting married in January and Cheryl assures me there are many things that we have to do to get ready. We are all very excited about Joanna (the lawyer) and Jordan (the scientist) walking down the aisle.

We will also spend some time with our son Joshua and his girlfriend Laura, celebrating Joshua’s recent promotion. Finally, our youngest son, Gabriel, is here for the summer in between his two-year course of study in law at Queen Mary University of London.

Along for the ride will be one particularly needy, yet entertaining, travel buddy – our dog Jake. He’s likely just as excited to see everyone as we are!

I’ll be back before I know it. In the meantime if you have any special summer plans please respond to the blog or, better yet, come by the Macklem House. Even though I won’t be there, my door will be open, and you can always visit Iain!

Richard

Eve Purdy (@purdy_eve)

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 09:22

Dr. Reznick, thank you for taking the time to share a very important message.

By sharing your simply perfect vacation plans with us, the message received is that committing time to recharge and to meaningfully connect with loved ones is worthy. I have to believe we will be better doctors, better friends, better colleagues and better people for it. It’s a culture I hope we continue to encourage at Queen’s!

I saw this video recently and it made me pause to reflect. It doesn’t resonate perfectly but much of it is on point.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNRldP18bH8 .

Congratulations to you and your family on all the upcoming events and achievements. May the coming weeks together be as wonderful as you make them sound.

I’m headed home for a couple of days to breathe some east coast air, eat a lobster, build a big bonfire, pet my dogs, try to beat my uncle at golf, hug family, share laughs with old friends – and for me, nothing makes the world feel more right than a sunrise walk on the beach.

Eve

Eve Purdy (@purdy_eve)

John Arber Medicine 1971

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 09:23

Richard. A wonderful and personal message. Try your best to leave the digital world behind. All good wishes for good weather, cold beer, and bear hugs.

John Arber Medicine 1971

Tebogo

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 09:23

Here, in our brazilian wetinr, we are having our chare of gray days. I just love your blog! I have no ideia of how I ended up here, but I love it. I always think how it would be great if we (brazilian artistas) could live in a such a respectful enviroment as you do. Best wishes!Emilie

Tebogo

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