I’ll let you in on a little secret. You’re not changing anyone’s mind. Not theirs, not mine, not anyone’s. I’d have thought we’d all know this by now, but Covid-19 has exposed an enduring ignorance of this fact. You. Are. Not. Changing. Minds. Armchair proselytizers have flooded social media feeds with incessant badgering about correct […]
Kids Don’t Watch Enough TV
My kids don’t watch enough TV. I know that’s a strange complaint to make, not to mention one filled with irony. I am, after all, a child of the television-as-babysitter era and the subsequent, and still vocal, kids-watch-too-much-tv backlash. By all accounts, every misstep in my life is attributable to the hours I spent each […]
Slow Mo Reno – Timber!
Chainsaws are the indisputable kings of power tools. There’s not a man alive who doesn’t immediately devolve into Tim Allen ape grunting seconds after hearing the sputtered pops of a chainsaw being started. When the throttle is fully engaged and the screaming metal shrieks through a neighbourhood, like DIY meerkats, men turn their heads to […]
What If The Dukes of Hazzard Had Been A CBC Show?
Imagine, for a moment, an alternate universe where Canada is the dominant entertainment production force on the planet rather than the United States of America. Everything about the two countries is exactly as it is now the only exception is that Hollywood is in Vancouver and the major television networks dominating North American television since […]
9 Strange Foods I Ate As A Kid
Considering the love affair we had with wood paneling and the preponderance of green, yellow, and brown kitchen appliances, it should come as no surprise that food was different back in the Seventies and Eighties. Everyone was still blissfully unaware of the damage processed foods were potentially doing to our bodies. People could still smoke […]
My Envy Needs A Rethink
I’ve envied a lot of people over the years. Still do. Apparently that makes me a sinner, a deadly one at that, yet here I sit typing drivel still. I find it odd that we include envy in the seven deadly sins. Along with greed and gluttony, envy is a cornerstone of the very […]