I noticed a post on Facebook this morning whilst wiping the coffee from my keyboard. It was by an actor friend of mine, Eugene Glazer. We worked together a million and eight years ago on the Warner Brothers TV series “La Femme NIKITA”. He was going on about all the inaccuracies , lies and fabrications that inundate the Internet daily. Many of the points he made were in sync with my own opinions about the world wide web. It lit what’s left of the synapses in my brain and really got me thinking of how best to prepare my girls for their journey on the information highway and SOCIAL MEDIA (spoken with that deep echoing foreboding voice). Continue reading A Letter To My Future Teenage Daughters Re: Social Media -Or- Oo Baby, It’s A Wild Cyber-World
A friend of mine texted me the other day asking about my fitness regimen. I don’t talk much about my weight loss on social media. Plus, the first rule of Fit Club is shut the hell up about Fit Club! I’m not out to gain attention with my tale of cut calories and worn out running shoes. My journey is a bit selfish really. It’s all about me! It’s a personal journey. And yet… it’s nice when someone you haven’t seen in a while says, “Wow! You’ve really lost weight!” Of course, it leaves me thinking, “was I that much of a fat ass when I weighted 225?” Sigh. I’ve NEVER been good at taking a compliment. It’s just awkward.
Anyhoo, it got me thinking that if a couch-surfing troglodyte like myself can lose thirty plus pounds in a few months, why not share the secret of my success with others. Continue reading The Secret of My Healthsess -or- That Text From Greg Started It
Our youngest daughter, Miranda – the creative one – is an intrepid member of the Girl Guides of Canada. Two weeks ago she achieved all of the requirements necessary to confer on her the distinguished title of “Brownie”. And I couldn’t be more proud.
As you know, Girl Guides is synonymous with all things crafty. I have paper mache masks, half completed bird houses and an array of stick people drawings and paintings that I can’t part with, piled high in my home office. I’m certain should I throw ANY of them out… I will forever boil in the steaming cauldrons of Hell. Continue reading The Not So Harrowing Tale of Snow Fluff -or- Nothing Good On TV Tonight, So…
We made it through another Hallowe’en without my wife getting arrested for scaring the ba-jeezuz out of the local children. I sometimes have thoughts that I’ll be explaining all of this to a psychiatrist one day.
Anyhoo, all the best from my family to yours! Have a safe and happy Hallowe’en!!
Backwards roll, front handspring, one hand cartwheel, press handstand, back layout with half twist, round off, cartwheel, tuck jump, backwards roll to pike, 180 split leap. Just beautiful! Of course I’m talking about the other kids. Mine is doing none of these. She’s the fiery little 5 year-old blonde chick lying on the mat in the middle of the gym like a bag of wet sand, refusing to participate. She’s still angry we left the house this morning without her Dracula teeth. Welcome to the world of advanced kinder gymnastics!
Continue reading Juliette The Gymnast -or- I Can Do That But I Don’t Wanna!