Month: February 2013

Brandt’s Randt – Go Ahead, Take a Winter Getaway, But…

This week’s randt appears to have touched a lot of nerves.  Thanks to Facebook, it’s now possible to make all of your friends feel bad at once because they can’t get away to sun and surf during the deep, dark days of winter!  But it’s the way those photos and status updates are presented that determines what the response will be. …

An Open Letter to Fellow Broadcasters

Please, stop shortening methadone to “meth”.  Meth is crystal methamphetamine, a very potent, dangerous drug that has ruined countless lives. Methadone is a medicine that reduces the cravings for heroin. It is prescribed to people who are trying to kick hard drugs.  Not only do you sound like an idiot when you use “meth” the wrong way, you further confuse the issue for those who don’t yet know the difference.  …

This is Me

I used to lose track of pens. Now I lose my glasses.  I have 6 or 8 readers floating around here somewhere but there never seems to be a pair in the room I’m in. I realize I’m not alone – forgetfulness is rampant! So I hope you get a giggle from this.  …

A Breath of Fresh Air – House Proud, Sun Media

*A note about this column which appears in The Toronto Sun and in other Sun Media newspapers this weekend. I’ve received quite a few emails already asking about certain plants that appeared with the column in various cities. Sadly, I can’t identify them nor can I even see that particular version of my column! Not only do I not know when or where across the country my columns appear, unless someone writes and tells me, photos are chosen locally. In Toronto, they decided to use a picture of people suffering from allergies.  Having said that, I truly enjoy the feedback about House Proud.  …

Vehicle for Sale

Going cheap: 2005 Xtrail. Deep green with tan leather interior. Dependable. Always starts in the dead of winter.  Roomy. Low maintenance. Comfortable. Heated seats.  All of the electric bells and whistles work. Clean. The only thing wrong is it’s CURSED!   …