Welcome to Toronto

, June 30, 2012

On the subway down to Stella for tonight’s show, I was sitting across from three people who I can only assume were tourists. Not because everyone who lives here has left town for the long weekend, and not because this is one of our biggest tourism weekends of the year, but because of what happened […]

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Tomorrow night at Stella: Babylon Telecom’s sudden, unlikely return

, June 29, 2012

If you’re in town for the long weekend, then I’d like you to drop by Stella on Bloor West tomorrow night, where I’ll be spinning my first set in months, if not years, for Babylon Telecom. Select bookings at Stella are currently managed by Ron Blake, who’s a regular at Everyone’s a DJ under various […]

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AIDS Walk Update: Who will be the first sponsor?

, June 28, 2012

It’s been a week since I signed up for this year’s AIDS Walk for Life, and that means it’s time for an update. Unfortunately, this early on, there’s nothing new to report; the fundraising total on my sponsorship page currently stands at zero. Now, that’s not me being passive aggressive! That’s just me calling on […]

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The sad thing is, I still found the time to watch “Happy Gilmore” twice this weekend

, June 25, 2012

After phoning it in on Friday, and promising I’d make up for it on Saturday, I ended up ignoring my blog all weekend. In the process, I broke my daily posting habit in the making, and not for the first time. Ah, well. Nothing to do but start again and give it another shot. That’s […]

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All filler, much filler

, June 22, 2012

Sometimes, keeping a pledge to blog daily means logging in late on a Friday night to post a quick check-in, even though it’s the end of a long week and you’ve got basically nothing to say. I do keep a list of post topics on file, for occasions just like this. You’ve got to, if […]

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Registration is open for this year’s AIDS Walk for Life (and I’m already on board and looking for sponsors)

, June 21, 2012

Registration for the 2012 AIDS Walk for Life opened today. The annual event is sponsored by Scotiabank, and the local walk benefits the AIDS Committee of Toronto. I’ve registered, and I would really appreciate your sponsorship. This will be the fourth time I’ve done the walk. I’m grateful for the support I’ve received each year, and I’m glad to say […]

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Why you should follow Not the Worst News (and why you probably haven’t been following me)

, June 20, 2012

The other day I got a message from my friend Conrad, who recently launched a new blog at NotTheWorstNews.com. It’s a wealth of great stuff, brought to you by a comedy veteran and former Golden Words editor, and he’s built up quite an archive in the few short weeks he’s been at it. I’ve subscribed, […]

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Join debut novelist Tanis Rideout tonight at the launch of “Above All Things”

, June 19, 2012

After many months of hard work, my good friend Tanis Rideout is finally set to celebrate the launch of Above All Things, her debut novel. Congratulations, Tanis! “The Paris Wife meets Into Thin Air in this breathtaking debut novel of obsession and divided loyalties, which brilliantly weaves together the harrowing story of George Mallory’s ill-fated 1924 attempt to be […]

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Enjoy it while you can, kid

, June 18, 2012

It’s an understatement to say my daughter looks like me. My wife and I figured she would; studies have shown that newborn children tend to look like their fathers, which is said to be evolution’s way of making sure they stick around to protect and care for the child. My face is also a jumble of […]

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My first Father’s Day was a lazy one

, June 17, 2012

I had planned to get a few things done today, but a late morning and a couple of lazy hours ended up setting the tone. Looking back, I’m glad they did. What did I do with my Father’s Day? I enjoyed the warm weather. I took my kid for a stroll around the neighbourhood. I […]

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