Keeping up with the Keatses

, October 29, 2012

When old age shall this generation waste, thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say’st: “Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” That said’st, to finally know which Kardashian sister be which, and not […]

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Live and let live (or else)

, October 26, 2012

It’s important to take some time at the end of each day to reflect on your successes and failures, and to think about what you might do differently tomorrow. Pauses like these keep you in tune with your big picture, and they help you live your life in accordance with your own philosophy. In my […]

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All right, Republicans, you don’t know where babies come from, we get it

, October 24, 2012

Say what you will about Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, but at least he was already a fairly well-known politician, if only because of his history of public embarrassment, when he declared his ignorant stance on abortion this past Thursday. He may be a lot of things, but his chances of going down in history as “that […]

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Let’s all do something nice for Joe Walsh (the singer, not the scumbag)

, October 23, 2012

Here’s a brief list of things you ought to know about Joe Walsh, the Republican Congressman from Illinois who’s currently running for reelection against Democratic candidate and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth: He’s a former moderate conservative whose political ideology has taken a sharp right turn in recent years. He found favour with the Tea Party in 2010, […]

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What are Toronto’s priority neighbourhoods?

, October 22, 2012

“The City of Toronto has designated 13 Priority Areas through the Neighbourhood Action Plan,” according to the city’s website. The plan itself is “a comprehensive, innovative City of Toronto initiative to build stronger, safer, healthier neighbourhoods in under-serviced communities.” If you follow municipal politics, or you’ve supported one of the city’s many great charities or […]

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Trying, failing, trying again

, October 20, 2012

My daughter, who’s learning to crawl, fell down a lot today. And when I say she fell down a lot, I mean she fell down a lot. Every time she fell down, though, she got right back up on her hands and knees and tried again. She’s fall down a few seconds later, but she’d […]

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I’m getting too old for this shit

, October 19, 2012

A few days ago, for the first time since my daughter was born, a pigeon totally tagged me while I was out taking a walk. It was a good shot, too. You’ve really got to hand it to the little guy. There was a time, not too long ago, when a bomb that heavy would […]

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If you never actually get to know people, then you’ll never have to question your stereotypes

, October 18, 2012

If you’ve been keeping up with my posts about my Six Weeks of Rush challenge, then you’ve already been introduced to Nola Gurl, the kindest and most vocal of the few conservatives who haven’t unfollowed or blocked @SixWeeksofRush on Twitter. And if you’ve been keeping up with our conversations, then you’ve probably noticed that things have […]

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It took me twenty years of fandom, but I’ve finally seen Rush play live

, October 17, 2012

Big thanks to my brother Jon and his ladyfriend Jocelyn for giving my wife and I the opportunity to check out Rush last night at the Air Canada Centre! Despite my misgivings about bringing an actual woman to such a nerdy, boy-heavy rock show, we had a terrific time, and I was able to cross […]

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How can right-wing media fans be so wrong when they feel so right?

, October 16, 2012

Six Weeks of Rush follower Nola Gurl tweeted a link yesterday to a 2009 article about a study by the Pew Research Center, which suggests that people who listen to Rush Limbaugh are better informed than the viewers and listeners of most other media outlets. “The poll tested the audiences of a host of news magazines, radio […]

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