Thursday Throwdown: Christmas 2021

Remember last year when most of us made the difficult decision to not celebrate with friends and family. We hunkered down and we thought, “Feh. It’s only one year”. Well, this isn’t full quarantine, I guess because a year ago there wasn’t yet a vaccine plan. Still, this sure isn’t what one would call a […]

Thursday Throwdown: November 4, 2021

It’s release day in DayJobLand! Today we post and test this months documentation suite, and pass the baton so we an start Preview writing for next month. A colleague from another place I worked years ago used to say that in technology, software is like a jello salad. You just have to get it to […]

Thursday Throwdown: Pre-Weenie

We’re skidding into my favourite time of year here – the happy triduum of All Hallows Eve, All Saints’ Day, and All Souls’ Day. And you know what a good festival needs? Music – heck yeah it does! I may or may not have hidden the Halloween candy this week, but soon enough, I’ll have […]

Thursday Throwdown: October 7, 2021

I realized today, Friday, that the Thursday Throwdown didn’t actually get posted. Oopsie. Sorry about that, friends. This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving, so I’ve got some Canadian artists on the turntable for us this week.

Thursday Throwdown: Orange

When Child was still in high school, the social justice group organized a vow of silence to protest violence. I’ve been thinking about that for the last few days, knowing that this week’s Thursday Throwback falls on the Canadian Day of Reconciliation. What’s the right thing to do here? To encourage a moment of silence […]

Thursday Throwdown: September 16

OK, I’m not sayin’ that the inspiration for this throwdown is my new favourite thing on the Internets*, but MIKA is on this playlist, so, yeah. I’m highly suggestible, whaddayagonnado? Extra Credit: *My new favourite thing on the Internets: (Does everyone try to sing ALL the individual lines, or just me? Just me? Really??)

Thursday Throwdown: September 9, 2021

Well, Friends, happy days are here again. My feet were cold enough that I put socks on this morning. PraisetheLord, fall is here. September always makes me feel enthusiastic about whatever projects I have on the go (before I overwhelm myself with the tomatoes in various stages of raw/roasted/roasted and peeled/sauced) and my momentum is […]

Thursday Throwdown – August 26, 2021

I don’t love the heat. I like to visit it, sit on the beach (or better, float in the ocean) and enjoy the oppressively hot weather. But I don’t like to live in it. Try to work and cook dinner and do laundry in it. We have air conditioning, thankyouJesus, and really, my enjoyment of […]

Thursday Throwdown: August 19

In the Great Before, this weekend would mark the beginning of the Canadian National Exhibition, which itself was the harbinger of the end of the summer. This year (for the second in a row), no CNE. No Toronto Air Show. No Royal Winter Fair. There’s still a lot that isn’t happening. And I’m all for […]