Month: May 2015

Time is Running Out

Have you seen these two (alleged) dirtbags? Meet Elvira Krstic who prefers to be called Maya. She used to date a man named Jesse James, 23, who was stabbed to death on surveillance video downtown at the start of the long weekend. She’s 18 and loves the thought of men fighting over her and proving …

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Back off My Beans

I don’t drink alcohol, I quit smoking in 1988 and I don’t do drugs. Not illegal ones, anyway, and none for pure pleasure. I have only one vice left and that’s coffee. So scientists, please keep your beakers away from my Keurig.

Smart Mirrors, Dumb Idea

People have been saying technology has gone too far since the candle-maker was in danger of having his business snuffed out by the invention of the lightbulb. So I’m not saying it’s going too far, I’m just saying that in many cases, we don’t need where it’s going.

Our Loyal Sentry

On Sunday afternoon, I was in the basement gathering some laundry I had hung to dry when a noise in the other room caught my attention. Spice was on the bookshelf behind the drum kit, knocking books onto the floor. “That’s weird”, I thought. “Spice doesn’t read.” 

Delicious Dish

Dish, the upcoming Rogers London TV show starring Donald D’Haene and me, is coming together. We have an intro concept, our first shows more-or-less mapped out and our sponsors in place.

What Ignorance Makes Us Miss

Recently, I had the privilege of being hired to present some media relations practices and techniques to an important advocacy group for native bands in our region. And I came away with almost as much information as I gave.

At A Loss

There are some things that forever change you. You’re one person before it occurs, and another person afterward. In my immediate family, it was the accidental death on Christmas Day of my uncle Caz, my Mom’s little brother, at just 34. Collectively, a generation before mine would have said that about the assassination of President …

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Not for Now

I’m not feeling my blog this week. Although the distraction of a radio show and the inane things we get up to is welcome, here, writing alone in my home, I don’t feel like acting as if everything is okay. Lauren’s death has rattled me to my core and worries me deeply about my friends, …

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Immeasurable Grief

As I write these words, I’m aware I am still in shock. Lauren Davis, the beautiful, talented, quick-witted and so very young daughter of Erin Davis, died unexpectedly overnight Sunday. Just hours before, she had celebrated her first Mother’s Day and on Facebook, her smiling face greeted the world as she showed off her coconut …

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Buzz Killer

Saturday morning, enjoying a rare sleep-in and the house begins to rumble. It sounds like a WWII tank is outside, taking aim. It’s 6:15 am and there is no way anyone within a block radius is sleeping through it. 

Please Don’t Say It

Just look at today’s date. An irritating greeting is going to be everywhere today and I’m bracing myself against unfriending two-thirds of my Facebook friends as they repeat it over and over and over!