The Movember Men

Our best buddy Jay Wilson stopped in to show off the progress on his Movember moustache. Jay lept into the fray to raise money for research and treatment of prostate cancer, something that got really personal really fast for our family recently.     Check out Jay’s fundraising page here and consider supporting this important research. And get tested! All you men out there over 50, and all the women who care about those 50+ men out there: tell them you want them to do it. Checking your PSA is simple, fast, easy. A little probe, well, wah, do it! Really, it’s important. The sooner the better. Early detection and treatment can literally be the difference between life and death. Your family will thank you. Feeling pretty grateful in this house for all the brilliant people at St. Paul’s, Dr. V. Bathini, Nurse Navigators Karen and Nicole, and for all the family and friends who have been so encouraging. And to Jay for all that extra hair he’s willing to carry around for the month. He needs help!

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Movember, it’s real

Our BFF Jay Wilson has launched a Movember fundraising campaign to support prostate cancer research. That’s a topic that’s become very real, very fast in our household, so if you know a guy – or are one – get checked! Early detection and well informed treatment choice, that’s the way to go. Jay is raising much-needed funds for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Men die on average 6 years earlier than women. But together we can change that. If you want to support Jay’s quest for a bigger better Santa beard by the end of the month, here’s how. Donate via his Mo Space for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in your life.

Separated at birth: our pal Jay, right, and my Rick, left. Not sure who those guys are bringing up the rear.

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A coffeeshop favourite

The next time you’re in San Diego, do yourself a big favour and go to this funky little coffeeshop for breakfast. Lestat’s in Normal Heights (there are other locations, but we like this one best) is the perfect place for morning coffee, excellent breakfast sandwiches, and space to do a little work on your laptop. A great spot for editing articles to appear in the Winter issue of HOME magazine. There’s always an eclectic bunch of patrons so people watching is great! On our recent visit, we were treated to an hour of superb classical guitar by a man who comes for coffee and the practice space. Free concert!