That’s it for the beard

, January 21, 2009

Sure, it was fun while it lasted. But the parts of my face that had grown in were getting shaggy, and the parts that hadn’t grown in were probably never going to come around. So tonight I shaved the damned thing off, and now I’m back to my usual face. Actually, first I shaved the […]


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The first hundred days

, January 20, 2009

“Look at all these Obama t-shirts,” Kate said as we were walking up Yonge Street the other night. “Every one of them’s got a different slogan under his picture.” “Yeah,” I said. “I guess there’s no shortage of inspiring words that you can put on a shirt with his face.” “You know what?” she said. […]


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Last chance at an easy target

, January 19, 2009

Better writers than me will no doubt celebrate the significance of Barack Obama becoming the Forty-Fourth President of the United States immediately after Martin Luther King Day. Angrier and/or lazier writers than me, on the other hand, would no doubt prefer to get their cheap shots in against the worst president in history while they […]


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January has been good to me

, January 19, 2009

Big thanks to everybody who came out to Yo! Remember the 90s? last night at Augusta House – and apologies to anyone who couldn’t get in. In spite of the nasty weather, we got a much bigger crowd than we expected. We had a lot of people celebrating birthdays last night, which always makes for […]


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