Soul Alive...
I had an interesting conversation with somebody yesterday (actually, I shouldn’t even say “had”, because I think this conversation may be in its midst) and somehow we came upon the topic of speak easies.  For those of you who don’t know what a speak easy is... 
Music and Silos
Music and Silos...
Right now, I’m listening to a bunch of old songs by The Smiths, who at one time in my youth, were a favourite band. I used to have “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” on repeat in my headphones…and by “repeat”, I mean, play, take the tape out,... 
Stream of Consciousness
Stream of Consciousness...
It’s almost two in the morning and I have to get up in about four and a half hours for work, but since I had a power nap when I took the kid to bed, I’m up. My wife was doing some cardio-step in front of the TV, so I came downstairs to read the paper online. Eventually... 
Don’t Hate Manny, or Any Other Pro Athlete
Don’t Hate Manny,...
Seeing that we are in the middle of the Olympics and we are seeing (mostly) amateur athletes fighting it out for gold, silver and bronze (or in the case of Canadian athletes, personal bests), what better time to talk about major league baseball players? There was an article today... 
We Don’t Own the Podium, But That Little Place Just Off to The Right of The Podium?  Yeah, That’s Paid in Full.
We Don’t Own the ...
You have to give the Canadian government credit. It’s not very often that you see any sort of support for amateur athletics in this country (outside of hockey), so when there is some financial support, you can’t really knock it too much. When there is an attempt to create... 
Just Because Fortino’s Calls Itself the Grocery Store with a Heart, Doesn’t Mean You Should Be Shopping There on Valentine’s Day
Just Because Fortino...
So Valentine’s Day passed last weekend and after hitting the gym, I popped by the local Fortino’s to do some quick groceries. When I got into the parking lot, I was shocked to see it rammed. Cars were everywhere and men were scurrying across the street in so many directions... 
Costco and the Breakdown of Common Decency
Costco and the Breakdow...
Sometimes I shop at Costco. I don’t really know why, because it’s not like I have this giant family or am living in a dorm, but I usually find myself there at least once a month buying the standard staples for the modern family. Bread, juice, Perrier (what…I seriously... 
A Really Super Sunday
A Really Super Sunday...
Growing up, my family was always a sports family. It wasn’t so much that my parents put a lot of emphasis on the importance of sports, but we were always watching or playing sports and we all had our favourite teams. So when the Super Bowl would roll around every year, we would... 
Artists and Thought Processes
Artists and Thought Pro...
I have a few friends who are musicians, one of them who actually busts his ass to make a living from it (and it doing quite well thank you very much). One of the things that I have always respected about musicians is their ability to recognize what works with them and what doesn’t.... 
One Salesman.  One comment.  All Kinds of Mental Anguish.
One Salesman. One comm...
So on the way home from work the other day, I looked down at my shoes and decided that they are starting to look a little worn out. There’s nothing worse than wearing a suit with a pair of shoes that are hobo-esque. It makes it look like you forgot that you had to wear shoes... 

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