Plug your nose and take a stroll past the change rooms in any arena during hockey season and you’ll hear the strains of hard rock blasting from behind the doors as minor hockey teams prepare for their games. It’s as true now as it was thirty years ago when I played. AC/DC is a given, […]
6 I will lose 20 pounds by July 1st First of all, I need to correct a most unpatriotic error in this resolution. I hereby properly assert that I will lose 9.07185 kg by July 1st. It’s high time we Canadians fully embraced the metric system we’ve been halfheartedly flirting with for the past forty-five […]
If you’ve known me long enough you know full well my feelings towards dance music. The Twist on Saturday nights was not what you’d call my favourite past time but dammit that’s where the girls were. This song is from long after I stopped going to The Twist or any other such nightclub.
When I was in high school, way back before smart phones and social media, in what modern anthropologists, historians, and teens increasingly refer to as the Actual Closure of the Dark Ages, I had a most memorable mathematics teacher. In fact, good fortune saw to it that I had many memorable teachers throughout my education. […]
Holy cow! In light of current events, that exclamation might contain more fact than many of us would ever wish to admit. Immaculate Conception is, after all, one of a limited number of possible explanations for what has occurred. It’s certainly a more appealing explanation than one involving an overly eager and plainly disturbed father. […]
Once upon a time I had perfect eyesight. Better than perfect, in fact. Falconesque some might say. It’s something I took great pride in except for a brief period in about Grade 2 when I was really jealous of the kids with glasses. I really wanted glasses. I have no idea why. It wasn’t because […]
I had an appointment with the doctor today. Nothing special or newsworthy, just my annual physical the details of which, at 42 years of age, you’ll thank me for keeping to myself. While I sat in the examination room awaiting my doctor’s arrival I wandered across the room to peruse an assortment of information pamphlets […]
The sun is shining, clouds are nearly non-existent, and the temperatures are finally reflecting something other than a cruel joke. It feels like spring and with it the sounds of children playing outdoors. At last! Even if this turns out to be just another false start (more snow forecast). So today when I picked up […]