Month: April 2014

Review: Philomena

The acclaimed film Philomena came out last year and was a critical darling. Dame Judi Dench stars in the title role of an Irish woman forced to give up her toddler during a dark chapter of Ireland’s history. Steve Coogan is the journalist who embarks on a quest to help her find her son.  …

Tales from the Tailgates

The Big Show has finished “tailgating” for another season.  For nine weeks, every day after the show, we visited another business in the city that invited us. We had many more invitations than there were days, so it’s gratifying and mostly fun! But it’s also been a huge learning experience.  …

House Proud – Pet-Friendly Styles are All the Rage

We seem to have finally reached a point where we no longer have to justify a devotion to our pets. A decade ago it raised eyebrows when people learned I routinely took my back-injured Border Collie to a chiropractor. I recall one colleague asking, “Where do you think you’re living, Hollywood?” She didn’t understand that this dog was a superstar to me.  …

Detroit Rock City

The first time I went to Detroit was sometime in 1985. The Four Tops and the Temptations were performing a reunion show and my radio station, CKSL in London, sent me along to escort contest winners in a limo to the show.  …

Sign of Our Times

UPDATE: At 8:50 am the owner of the clinic called to apologize. The sign was placed in the wrong spot. It is being dismantled as I write and will be moved. Yay! Now back to the original story:

Sometime Friday afternoon between when I got home after teaching and hubby woke up from a nap, this happened.  …