Well, that didn’t last long. Early this year, The Guardian newspaper in the UK announced that Alanis Morissette was going to write an advice column for its weekend magazine. She took over from Molly Ringwald and said her mix of “intuition and empathy” would serve her in the role. Well, she just quit. Alanis and her rapper …
Month: July 2016
The old Jim Stafford song Spiders and Snakes lumps both icky creatures together as if you must hate both if you hate one. For me, that’s not the case at all, and I proved it when I cohosted the KOOL-FM morning show years ago and a snake wrangler brought one of his slitherly pals into …
…and her name is Alexa.
The Ghostbusters reboot has been lauded, criticized, praised and hated since the contract to make it was first signed several years ago. When the trailer was released, it was widely panned by fans who were horrified by it. Now it’s here and it’s a hit. We saw it on Sunday night, in VIP 3D no less!
In an effort to move our radio station away from the “angry old white man” perception of talk radio, we became one of the major sponsors of Pride London, which ended yesterday with the annual parade.
This week, Derek’s beloved Auntie Barb died just four months shy of her 96th birthday. She was Derek’s Dad’s older sister who worked for 40 years at BMO and looked after her Mother, Derek’s Gram. She lived as a single lady, although she had many friends and suitors.
One can’t really appreciate the magnitude of the Grand Canyon until they’re standing on its edge. And you can’t truly get a sense of how beautiful and pristine the coastline of France is, until you’ve stood on the beach, with its white sand between your toes.
It’s my Mom’s birthday today!
What I know about the workings of a website, you could put on the head of a pin and still have room left over for the lyrics to all of Tom Petty’s songs.
There was a time when I would have campaigned to host my own morning show. Back then, the opportunity never really presented itself. Now it’s here, and it’s not what I really want to do!
You don’t mess with a national anthem – ever. That’s what someone wise said in the wake of the rogue Tenor changing the lyrics to Canada’s anthem at MLB’s All-Star game earlier this week.
I used to wish I had a sister. Not instead of my brother, but in addition to him. Sisters seemed to share an intuitiveness. And their clothes. But my parents never came through for me!
It’s been more than a year since I lost a tooth. It was always a troublesome one. When it needed a small filling, it turned grey. So I got a veneer on it, which lasted several years until I swallowed it while eating a caramel apple at the Western Fair. Then one day while driving …
If you are tempted to say, “all lives matter” when you hear the phrase “black lives matter”, click HERE.
My Little Sister Tabitha, gave birth to a daughter late last week, making me a “Gamma” for a second time. Vienna was 7 lbs., 5 ounces, and perfect. She also set a family record for length of time spent in hospital for a birth. They checked in at about 11 am and were home, baby in arms, by …
I feel like a bit of a jerk for my response to this book, but I’m just a person too!
Last weekend’s fireworks brought to mind what fireworks will always remind me of – The Benson and Hedges Symphony of Fire at Ontario Place in Toronto. Yes, kids, there was a time when cigarette companies could sponsor giant events. The SOF was launched in several Canadian cities in 1990 and I was delighted to emcee …
Nudism versus naturism; they’re two very different things, although to the untrained eye, they’re both collections of naked people. My eBook, The Naked Truth, chronicled my summer as an employee of a nudist resort. My visit late last month to Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park was a different experience.