I didn’t truly understand that teachers are real people until I had school-aged children of my own. During my entire youth, teachers weren’t so much people as they were a spectrum of Sapiens-like humanoids crafted specifically for employ in the educational field. It rarely, if ever, dawned on me that they were regular people just […]
Memory is perplexing, and unfair. I can’t remember the funniest thing my kids did just last week but I can recall countless inane moments from thirty years ago in vivid detail. I’d much rather have gloriously detailed memories of my children’s lives than the pointless goings-on of a grade five geography class back in 1983, […]
Today’s song marks an insignificant milestone. This is the first time I’m highlighting a band/artist for a second time. This is bound to happen again, and if I keep doing these weekly posts until I’m dead there’ll eventually be entire catalogues of certain artists among the pages of my forgotten blog. But for now, this […]
Canada has produced some fantastic rock bands over the years that remain truly, and soulfully, Canadian. Bands that have made legendary careers almost exclusively in Canada while remaining utterly unknown to the world at large. You’re probably thinking The Tragically Hip, but I’m talking a step deeper than that, a little more niche.
Every generation has its quintessential bands. Those handful of bands whose time in the limelight so perfectly corresponds with a generation’s high school or college years that you feel like you owned that band.
Last week I told you how “Helpless” was my go to song when I was hitting bottom. Once that song had worked its magic and I was feeling a bit better about the whole situation, I would then turn to what I suppose is a more optimistic turn on the subject of teenage heartbreak. It […]
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. […]
Growing up wasn’t all about parties and first loves. There was a lot of loneliness and heartbreak too. Those high school years were often brutal. For some they were momentary frustrations, for others they were endlessly overwhelming, but in one way or another they were very real for every one of us. My high school […]