Forward, not backward

, March 12, 2013

My kid doesn’t get Daylight Saving Time. You’d think that if you were to set the clocks forward on a kid who doesn’t know how time works, she’d sleep an hour later and be none the wiser. Hell, you might even look forward to the extra hour of peace before she sets your day in […]

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She is the burden of my generation (but I sure do love her)

, March 11, 2013

I’ve been meaning to set up an iTunes playlist on my phone for my daughter, just because she often needs a little music to calm her down or get her to sleep. My phone is always within reach, so it makes sense to load it up with music. Technically speaking, I have created a playlist, […]

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Here are just a few simple ways you can make a difference on International Women’s Day

, March 8, 2013

Today is International Women’s Day, an annual event in which we not only celebrate and support the social and political achievements of women around the world, but also reflect on the challenges they still face. In addition to acknowledging the amazing women in your life, there are all sorts of ways you can make an […]

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Stompin’ Tom Connors, to no one’s surprise, turned out to be more beloved than Hugo Chávez

, March 7, 2013

When the death of Hugo Chávez hit Twitter, the reaction was mixed. Lame jokes and inflamed political rhetoric flooded our feeds as people tried to figure out what to think, and how much to care, about the passing of the controversial president. Some of us didn’t even say anything, preferring instead to wait until an […]

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I just made someone’s day a lot worse

, March 6, 2013

I was having a really good day until the Bloor Line pulled up at Yonge Station. I can only hope the guy standing next to me, whose glasses I managed to lose, was having a good day too. I don’t even know how it happened, but in the flurry of foot traffic after the doors […]

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“Increasing equity and opportunity”

, March 5, 2013

I’ve mentioned before that I think “live and let live” is a good philosophy, not just for one’s own peace of mind, but because we owe each other the freedom to do what we want with the one life we get. In and of itself, though, it’s not a very “proactive” philosophy. If you want […]

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Twenty minutes of music every night

, March 4, 2013

Last night I made good on my promise to start spending time every night on the decks. I’ve set up a simple routine, and I think it’s really going to keep me on track and encourage me to push myself. All I do is plug a digital recorder into the back of my mixer, hit […]

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Today will be better (and weird)

, March 1, 2013

I’m heading back to work today, after spending a couple of days at home with a fever and a sick kid. It’ll be one of those weird “one-day week” kind of days, in which you’re totally out of your routine and you have to make an effort to get something done. Thankfully, I’m really looking […]

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