Setting sail for the most important meal of the day

, September 27, 2010

I don’t eat breakfast as often as I should, and I’m trying to correct that. I work long days, and I spent a lot of energy, so you’d think I wouldn’t want to skimp on fueling up. But I also like to sleep late, and to be honest, I’ve never really taken enough joy in […]


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A call from Jack Layton and a reminder to thank the MPs who did the right thing

, September 27, 2010

Hey, remember the letter I sent to Jack Layton to thank him for the work that he and many of his MPs did to save the long gun registry? Well, I hope he won’t mind if I mention that he took the time to give me a call on Friday to let me know that […]


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Link of the Day: Toronto Votes

, September 27, 2010

You can visit this site to find out everything you could ever want to know about Toronto’s next election – including how to get on the voters’ list. Which you really ought to do, by the way, if you haven’t already and you’re eligible to vote.


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Link of the Day: The Devil’s Workshop

, September 26, 2010

Kate and I decided to make each other’s wedding bands, and thanks to the good people at the Devil’s Workshop, we were able to do so. They offer a wedding band workshop that I’d gladly recommend to anyone interested in doing the same themselves. The entire process takes just a few hours on a weekend. […]


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If you can’t beat ‘em, hire one to join you

, September 25, 2010

Hey, did you hear the news? Stephen Harper just hired a Toronto elitist as his new chief of staff. Nigel Wright, according to the Globe and Mail, will be “a right-hand man with little political or election campaign experience, but who has one of the finest business minds in the country… “Those who know both […]


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Link of the Day: Deflate the Elephant

, September 25, 2010

A quick trip to the liquor store last night was all it took to remind me of their clever, worthwhile campaign to prevent drinking and driving. Do check it out.


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It’s Friday, so here’s the video for “When I Get You Alone” by Thicke

, September 24, 2010

Speaking of the Thicke gene pool, here’s Alan’s son Robin in the video for his first single. The track is based on the iconic Walter Murphy disco classic “A Fifth of Beethoven,” which is a bit of a bold choice for the soundtrack to Thicke’s humble beginnings as a grungy bike courier who also happened […]


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Link of the Day: That weird video in which Alan Thicke talks to kids about divorce

, September 24, 2010

This clip of Canadian superstar Alan Thicke having a frank discussion with “the kids” about divorce caught the Internet’s attention a little while back, thanks to the folks at Everything is Terrible. As far as I’m aware, it was the only time that he and Orko ever worked together. It’s actually an bunch of good […]


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The day after Bill C-391, and the days ahead

, September 23, 2010

A lesser man than me would be more than glad to gloat about the death of Bill C-391 and the preservation of the long gun registry. It was a bill that put politics ahead of public safety, and it was a vote that Stephen Harper, Candace Hoeppner and their party no doubt felt that they […]


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Link of the Day: Scarlet O’Neill Photography

, September 23, 2010

Scarlet is an extremely talented photographer, not to mention a good friend of the family. Kate and I chose her to photograph our wedding, and the package we chose included an “engagement shoot,” which was a casual thing done well before the wedding day to loosen us up. We got the photos back last night, […]


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