Month: November 2012

Be a Santa

It seems like everybody is asking for our help this time of year.  I swear, if someone created a heartfelt ad about helping homeless leprechauns at Christmas I’d feel a tug on my heart and start gathering…whatever it is that those little mythical creatures need most. I’m a very easy mark and I don’t necessarily see that as a bad thing.   …

Shopping Locally

My radio station launched an initiative as a response to the American Black Friday.  Called Shop Local (yeah, grammatically it ought to have been locally, I know) Blackburn Radio created Blackburn Thursday and Friday.  Our announcers blanketed the city and broadcast live from dozens of local businesses.  …

Joe-Fo

Well, I had a post up here about our city’s Mayor being a bit of a douchenozzle for keeping his counsel and not saying anything until charges by the RCMP have finally forced him to.   …

Who’s Making What

We’re probably all curious about how much money other people make.  I’m sure I’ve told the story before, about how my Program Director at a radio station long ago left a salary spreadsheet on his desk and was late for our meeting.  I’m only human. I looked and boy did I get upset when I realized I was at the bottom of the salary heap.   …

The Foot of the Matter

Women have been facing the conundrum of fabulous footwear versus comfort for too long.  When pal Jenn and I were in TJ Maxx in Port Huron a few weeks back, every shoe we picked up and declared beautiful never found its way to our feet.  They were too pretty to feel good.  Women know you have to sacrifice one for the other.  Until now.    …