Month: March 2015

It Wasn’t Suicide

On my first trip to Las Vegas, in the mid-80s, I sat in the cockpit with the pilot and copilot and they invited me to strap in and stay during landing. I was too chicken and declined.  

We All Fall Down

For the sake of my dignity, I must believe that this happens to all of us: we do something goofy or dumb or embarrassing and at least one person notices, and we probably make their day.  

Brushes With Fame

Celebrities are just people who got good at what they do and became known for it. Or they’re Kardashians. But social media has given us a chance to connect with them and them with us.  

Preparing for Riding Season

The foot that required a boot late last year is healed. My rotator cuff is stronger now from physiotherapy, massage therapy and daily exercises. Now if I can just get my hip to cooperate fully after a muscle pull, I’ll feel confident about swinging a leg over B3 when the weather allows it. 

Joe Not-So-Fresh

The Joe of Joe Fresh is no longer with the company. Creative Director and founder Joe Mimran has left the helm of the low-priced private label brand and handed the reins to company President Mario Grauso. Apparently there are no plans to change the name to Mario Fresh.

Putting Crime on the Map

London police started using crime-mapping technology a little more than a year ago. Many major cities have been using this tool for a few years. In London, it’s already paid for itself in targeted crime reduction. 

Kicked Out of the Nest

And so another term at Fanshawe College comes to an end. This was a short one, because the students have an internship before they graduate. In fact, two students I worked with will be coming to our newsroom at Free 981. 

Super Steamed

This steams me like Marilyn Monroe’s butt over a sewer grate.  And although it happened one week ago, my outrage has only grown.

“My ISIS Boyfriend”

If you are as fascinated about the workings of ISIS as I am, I have some recommended reading for you.

My Sepsis Story – Now Available

It’s finally here! My new eBook is available. And here’s the thing: if you don’t own a tablet or an eReader, you can still read it as a computer document with a free Nook reader. I’ll supply the links below. 

Eating Like a Six-year-old

I often joke that when I’m finished with my meal in a casual restaurant, it looks like a toddler has been eating off the plate.