The first thing I noticed when we stepped outside of Pearson International after returning from Iceland, is that, at the time, it was colder in Toronto than in Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital city.
Month: February 2016
Ricky Gervais is more than just a funny man and a brilliant writer. I’ve quoted him often, whenever someone attempts to redefine the world around them in their own way, instead of in the way it actually is.
Everyone is familiar with the Man Cave, that secluded spot where the male head of the household can go alone to watch sports, or invite his buddies and maybe enjoy a stinky cigar without fear of reprisal. But what about the female head of the home? If Dad can have a cave, then Mom should …
Most of the free world watched the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate, true.
People would stop calling Lisa Kudrow the most talented cast member on Friends (Yeah, it’s this kind of blog!) because if you recall she tended to nearly crack up during funny scenes, breaking character, while Courteney Cox stayed true to Monica and was the most believable one of the bunch.
[vc_testimonial type=”2″ author=”Name” company=”Role” img=””] … [/vc_testimonial] A friend of mine posted this photo on Facebook. If you’re on the social media site you know you’ll see similar pre-captioned photos like this every week (memes) on topics ranging from illnesses to political issues. But this one made me burst into tears.
You know when you apply lip balm, and then your lips dry up and you have to apply lip balm again, and you wonder if it’s some sort of conspiracy to get you to keep buying it? It’s not a conspiracy, it’s an allergy.
When the crew at Blackburn Radio/Free FM took me to lunch on my last day, one of the sales guys convinced our server that I was retiring! It’s been six months, and retirement’s been pretty good, so far.
A lot of people think Jian Ghomeshi will be found not guilty of sexual assault and overcoming resistance by choking. I think so too, but that doesn’t mean I think he’s innocent.
As our trip to Iceland draws closer, I decided to rent a car. The airport is about an hour away from the capital city where we’ve booked a hotel and there’s a lot we’d like to see on our own. I upgraded the little four-door hatchback to include GPS. It seemed like a wise investment.
Today is Family Day, an Ontario holiday. It’s also observed in Saskatchewan and Alberta. But because it’s a provincial holiday and broadcasting is a federally regulated industry, it’s not a day off for us unless we have booked it as a regular holiday day.
Some of Ontario’s doctors are looking for work outside of Ontario, even in the U.S., now that they’re being told by their governing body that they have to refer terminally ill patients to a doctor who will help them end their lives. I hope every one of them leave fast.
Sometimes I get wistful about radio stations past. I miss the 680 News team, but they’re not even the same team anymore. People move on. Lives and careers change.
Cloud bread is the latest food craze. It’s a bread-like baked good made without flour or butter. Each piece is 31 calories and has 0 carbs. So I took it to my test kitchen, which is also my regular kitchen, and gave it a go.
February is Black History Month. It’s unofficial right now but the Ontario government is moving to formally recognize it. How ironic and unfortunate that the issue of racism in London has shown its ugly face this month.
You may think you don’t know me at all after you read this. I am thinking the same thing as I write it. I love the new Justin Bieber album.
My journalist friend Dan, who teaches part-time at Western University, tells his students something very wise. He says, I can’t teach you how to use what’s next in journalism, because it hasn’t been invented yet.
Although it was (gulp) almost three decades ago that I worked at CKNX in Wingham, I’m happy to say that many of the people I knew best in those days are still my friends or, at least, we’re still in touch. And I’m married to one of them.