December

December 30, 2016

You GUESS Tucker?


So much fun!

I’m copying HER style if I’m ever interviewed by a hostile political hack.

At certain points in this interview Lauren Duca just laughs at Tucker Carlson (who hasn't been the same since this happened) because it’s the only sensible response. She’s pleasant, but more than happy to up the ante when he deserves it.

She doesn’t let the talking over her or the sneering "I guess" slide - all of which gets under his skin when getting under peoples skin is usually HIS shtick. [...]
December 29, 2016

A man and his snow blower


This month I took one more step, in my cultural and spiritual integration into Canada.

A critical step, one of the last steps in the process.

I bought my first snow blower.

From Rona.

$1,000 give or take; a middle of the road machine, not too wimpy but not a monster either, a good entry level machine for the novice.

It has a headlight, which I felt was essential, an electric starter and a reverse gear, which allows me to back it out of its hanger in style [...]
December 28, 2016

HNY (or don’t let the door hit you on the way out 2016)


Blogging is the perfect medium for someone like me. I enjoy writing enough to crave more than 140 characters, but not enough to write a novel or even an essay.

I like the craft of putting words on a page, and sometimes it helps me to process and figure out where I stand on things. Other times it throws absurdity, joy, and humor under the microscope where I can take a good look.

Writing, like my love of music, is therapy for the mystifying, modern, first world, urban jungle.

THIS is where I write (and New Year’s wouldn’t be new years without committing to blogging a little more regularly.)

After Carrie Fisher (her forthright interviews are awesome and I never knew until now) and George Michael (Earls Court, Faith Tour, went as someone's dutiful boyfriend expecting to hate it but loved it) - who’s to say we won’t squeeze a couple more cultural icons into the obituaries between now and the countdown in a few days?

The dog days of 2016, when so many beloved entertainers and artists left us, are when I decided that mixing all sorts of topics including politics and religion on a small business blog is perfectly ok.

Conventional wisdom be damned.

I got more to say that that.

It’s not like I’m actively building an audience; that’s a LOT of hard work.

My plan is to let my few thousand readers appear organically because of the sheer quality of my writing in 3, 2, 1....

Hmmmm

The nice thing about NOT having an audience is you can’t alienate them

Happy New Year everyone!