Music Monday: Remembrance

I’ve kind of been slack on the posts in the last week; I have the start of several that I just couldn’t push over the finish line. Alas. Couldawouldashoulda. Apologies friends. I promised a fortnight of reflections and I failed you. But today is Remembrance Day and I have a post underway. Before we get […]

War on Campus

Three semi-random bits of information have converged to spawn the thinkythoughts for this post: Item the first:  I went to Cardinal Newman Catholic High School in Hamilton. A few weeks ago, John Henry Cardinal Newman was canonized at the Vatican. As I was reading some of the press about (now Saint) John Henry Newman on […]

Thursday Throwdown: Halloweenie!

My office is hardcore into Halloween. There’s contests for team areas, and for dog, individual, and team costumes. Right now, I’m sitting in “Andy’s Room” and the pod next to me (also my team) is Pizza Planet, complete with our claw game that you can use to pick your treat (tattoos, and stickers and pencils […]

I am the Master of my Fate

I had the privilege of going to one of the first days of the Invictus games in Toronto a few years back. I watched the competitors file out onto the field, some with their companion animals, some with prostheses, some with damage internal. It occurred to me that every competitor was there because of a […]

Festival of Lights!

Happy Diwali, Friends! Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, a 5 day festival peaking on the darkest night between mid-October and mid-November. It’s one of those wandering holidays, based on lunar calendars, like Easter and Yom Kippur. The new moon happens today, which makes it the darkest day.   A few years ago, Diwali fell […]

Thursday Throwdown: The Moon

OK. Since child was a babe-in-arms (and he’s over 6 feet tall now, so that was many moons ago. Ha! See what I did there? Just wait, it gets even better!) Yeah, since child was a babe-in-arms, I’ve taken him to the One of a Kind craft shows in Toronto. One year, when he was […]