The only thing that interests me about London 2012 is now available on iTunes

, July 31, 2012

Underworld and Danny Boyle go way back. Boyle introduced the band to a mass audience by closing his second film, Trainspotting, with their previously ignored single “Born Slippy .NUXX.” They went on to work together on various stage and screen projects, the latest of which was a little something called the opening ceremony of the 2012 […]

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Date Night 2012

, July 27, 2012

Tonight’s the big night, dudes. My wife and I are on a date! We’ve just checked into a hotel downtown, using a voucher we were given as a wedding gift almost two years ago. We’re now on our way to finally see The Avengers, at one of the few theatres that’s still showing it. No, […]

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AIDS Walk Update: Holding steady at 30% of the goal

, July 26, 2012

There are still a couple of months to go until this year’s AIDS Walk for Life, and I’m feeling good about our progress. According to my sponsorship page, we’re still holding steady at a total of $305, which is 30% of my $1,000.00 goal. Many thanks as always for your generous donations, which will benefit the AIDS […]

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What do gang violence and global warming have in common?

, July 25, 2012

Yesterday, I argued that we shouldn’t count on politicians to offer real solutions to problems like gang violence and gun crime. One of the reasons why is because these issues demand long-term investments in root causes, and politicians have little incentive to make those commitments when “the payoff may not be clear for a generation, […]

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How do we start investing in gang prevention, instead of just complaining that our politicians don’t?

, July 24, 2012

For reasons that I hope are obvious, I’ve tried to avoid getting too involved in the current debate about gang violence. If I’ve failed here and there, it’s because I worry that the conversation’s being commandeered by all the wrong people for all the wrong reasons. Our city feels lousy with politicians all of the […]

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Oh, the faces you’ll grope!

, July 23, 2012

My daughter’s almost six months old now, and she’s becoming much more engaged with the world around her. She can lay on her back with a rattle or a toy in her hands for minutes on end, exploring it with quiet fascination. She’s much the same way with faces, and especially with the faces she […]

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Stephanie Guthrie let me interview her, and Dork Shelf published the results

, July 18, 2012

Hello and welcome to the women of the world and the men who aren’t afraid of them! If you’ve arrived here because of my interview with Stephanie Guthrie for Dork Shelf, then I’d like to thank you very much for visiting. It’s been making the rounds in a rather big way because of your shares, […]

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You can’t have it all (but you can balance quite a lot)

, July 16, 2012

I’m reading a rather terrific book right now called Equally Shared Parenting. It’s based on the idea of creating a life with your partner that allows for as much balance and equality as possible, in whatever ways you choose to define them. It’s about bucking traditional gender roles – which are generally just as unfair […]

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Everyone’s a DJ is officially off to a great new start

, July 15, 2012

Big thanks to everyone who came out to last night’s edition of Everyone’s a DJ. We had a great crop of people, including some rookies and newbies, and we had a lot of fun with a flexible schedule and a wide range of music. I’m glad you all could be there! Special thanks to those […]

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If you want to help plan the future of Everyone’s a DJ, join us at Disgraceland tonight

, July 14, 2012

After months of struggling to stay on top of Everyone’s a DJ as effectively as I did before my daughter came along, I’ve officially gone as far as I can go. Tonight’s edition will be a good one, but not because I put a lot of work into it. In fact, in the four years and […]

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