The headphones from Erin were hung on the palm. Everything’s bright, and everything’s calm. For family and friends, and blog readers here. Merry Christmas to all, and we’ll see you next year!
Month: December 2016
More than a couple of decades ago, before Toronto’s Virgin radio was a thing, there was MIX 99.9, that came after CKFM. Are you still with me?
Since joining Voices.com a few years ago, I’ve been its champion. I have the greatest respect for homegrown founders, Stephanie and David Ciccarelli and the company has grown dramatically. But I’m not going to renew with them as a voice actor when my membership expires in January. Since I’ve been so public about my support for …
…just open it again. That’s how doors work!
For me, last week’s celebration and goodbye for Erin Davis was also a mini-reunion with many of my former colleagues. For more than three years – although it feels like the blink of an eye – I was the newscaster on the CHFI morning show and, for a time, filled in for Erin as cohost when …
Now that Erin Davis’ last CHFI morning show is over, her future is hers to create. She doesn’t feel like setting an alarm clock? She doesn’t have to. She doesn’t want to talk about tragedies in the news or what Adele is up to? She won’t. She can read/not read a newspaper when she wishes …
Honestly, I’m lost for words. But I do need to humble-brag for a moment and say that I predicted this day, aloud, to Erin and Rob some time ago, when they were in no frame of mind to hear it, really.
Broadcasters are a different breed of people. You could say that about any profession, I suppose, like lion tamers or accountants. But living in a local fishbowl has some challenges that we don’t tend to talk about in mixed company.
How did Go Fund Me and other crowd-funding websites become about securing some extra cash from strangers? They used to have legitimate reasons such as raising money for non-profit ventures. Then some guy crowdfunded his potato salad as a joke and people gave him $50,000. Now you can start a fund for just about anything.
If you’re on Linked In, what’s your rule for accepting invitations to connect?
I love to help with fundraisers but I could never be a professional fundraiser. For that reason, I expect to maintain my amateur status.
This Throwback Thursday was originally posted on October 29, 2013. The email subject line read “Damn you!”
Perhaps you’ve read a self-help book or two about how to argue. Maybe you’ve taken a class or been in marriage counselling or took another type of conflict resolution lesson. So, you know that the number one rule is to focus on how you feel, and not to attack the other person. And you separate …
Perhaps like me, you didn’t know about ghee. Kindly climb out from the rock we’ve been living under and join me as we explore a cooking fat that Indians have been using for thousands of years.
I can’t count how many times I’ve forgotten what I wore to work earlier in the week. Or the day before. Or earlier that same day. Sometimes I have to check the laundry basket to confirm it. It’s partly because of chronic fatigue. I could organize my closet in such a way that my outfits …
We’ve all taken a coffee from a barista and when they’ve said, “Enjoy your coffee”, responded with, “you too!” If not that exact scenario, there’s probably been an occasion when something similar happened. You feel like an idiot. But we all do it.
Ken and I were invited to join the official Lighting of the Lights at Victoria Park this year, as co-emcees with our colleague, CTV’s Nick Paparella. Nick has done it for so many years that we pretty much rode his coat tails through the program of live music and a couple of short speeches.