Month: June 2009

My Pig, My Farm

You know the saying, “Not my pig, not my farm”?  It’s used when it’s better to mind one’s own business because whatever’s going on isn’t your concern.  But I’ve heard about some prime examples of getting involved in someone else’s farm and making a difference…to their pig!  …

Black and White Issues

I felt a bit hard-hearted over a couple of my reactions to news items yesterday but they’re how I genuinely feel.  People are fallible and they make mistakes but they have to accept responsibility or they’re living in dream worlds. …

The Eve of the Era of Adam

American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert is planning a fall debut album.  But a company he did some earlier pre-Idol recording for, now says it will release those songs as Lambert’s first album in the summer and Adam is freaking out, to put it mildly.  It’s the same as if a sleazy photographer came forward with cheap-o nude shots of a Hollywood starlet just before her tastefully done photo layout in Vanity Fair hits newsstands.  It happens.

One Size Does Not Fit All – House Proud, The Toronto Sun

It’s taken many years for most interior designers to come to a general agreement on decorating rules.  As with everything else in life, one size does not fit all.  The guidelines work well in most cases but there are always exceptions.  Sometimes rules are meant to be bent and broken and that’s what I’m aiming to do today. …

An Ugly Split

I’ve never understood how anyone could want to destroy someone they were once married to.  By the same token, I’ve never really understood how they can stay close friends, either, but that’s a blog for another day.

The Joys of Listening to Listeners!

I like to talk to our station’s listeners. I answer the phone and I try to answer their questions although I do plead the fifth if something might not reflect well on the station. For example, they don’t need to know the nuts and bolts about music rotation and that kind of thing.  Those details would just seem a little insane to someone outside of the business, even though there are legitimate reasons for why we do what we do the way we do it!  …

A Silly Sorry

Federal Natural Resources Minister Lisa Raitt was forced, some say by the Prime Minister’s Office, to say she was sorry for calling the scarcity of medical isotopes a “sexy” situation for her ministry.  What a load of hooey.  I don’t think she had anything to apologize for. …