Daddy Daydreamer

Chris Triantafilou taught me about compassion, caring and kindness

Coach "Tri" always had my best interests at heart

University of Waterloo Warrior defensive backs 1994

Chris Triantafilou with University of Waterloo Warrior Football Defensive Backs, 1994

IN THE END, football was just a backdrop for the lessons we learned.

When I found out that Chris Triantafilou had passed suddenly from cancer on October 25, my heart sank.

Coach Tri (pronounced "Tree") was one of the most caring, thoughtful, . . .

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October 30, 2018

New Year's at Oma and Opa's

A poem


New Year's at Oma and Opa's

Silver mirrored sun
over familial hearth
reflects a memory;
firewood stacked
on mortared stone

Open the door
light the tree,
chocolate lab—
Abby likes you

Smiling cherubs
laughing away,
smell the love
like bacon frying


gimme a hug
feels real good;
ride the homemade luge
into fragrant . . .

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Posted in: new yearpoetry

January 12, 2017


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