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The blog entries that pretty accurately reflect the madness going on in my mind!

The Life and Times of Casey Palmer — The State of the #BloggerLife, March 2019 — Consistently Inconsistent (Featured Image)

The Life and Times of Casey Palmer — The State of the #BloggerLife, March 2019 — Consistently Inconsistent

As I hustle to consolidate my ideas in one place, I can’t help but look back on the year so far and how much I’ve accomplished in the process. I’ve had plenty of opportunities to slow things down and take some time to let things simmer, but it […]

Destroy and Rebuild — or — How to Have Your Digital Cake and Eat it, TOO. (Featured Image)

Destroy and Rebuild — or — How to Have Your Digital Cake and Eat it, TOO.

I know many bloggers who make their reputation in a specific genre based more on their interaction with people via Twitter and at parties than by actually writing blog posts. A friend who doesn’t fit this scenario at all has a saying… ‘I’m not a blogger I just […]

The Life and Times of Casey Palmer — The State of the #BloggerLife, February 2019 — Do Less Better. (Featured Image)

The Life and Times of Casey Palmer — The State of the #BloggerLife, February 2019: Do Less Better.

One thing I’ve been particularly horrible at is learning to say “no”. The Long Road to Becoming a Better Blogger They say hindsight’s 20/20, and if my old report cards are an indication of anything, the people around me could see I was sowing the seeds to my destruction long […]

How the Electrical Safety Authority Will Help Power Your Home! (Featured Image)

How the Electrical Safety Authority Will Help Power Your Home!

Part of me knows that my kids have no idea of how good they’ve got it. Plenty of things they have today would seem like space-age technology when I was their age in the ’80s. The shows you want to watch, whenever and wherever you want to watch them. Literally the […]

Black Fridays 0001 — Every Black 'You're Not Black Enough' is a White 'You're All The Same'. (Featured Image)

Black Fridays 0001 — Every Black ‘You’re Not Black Enough’ is a White ‘You’re All The Same’.

Staying on my me ████, but hated on by both sides I’m just a kid who blowing up with my father’s name And every black “you’re not black enough” Is a white “you’re all the same” — Childish Gambino, “That Power”, Camp (2011) I’m not the brother you want, […]

Live from the 3.5, 2019, Chapter 3_ _Where You From_ — Why 'Black Canadian' isn't JUST ONE THING (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2019 — Chapter 3: “Where You From?” — Why ‘Black Canadian’ isn’t JUST ONE THING.

“You think we all Jamaican, when nuff man are Trinis Bajans, Grenadians and a hole heap of Haitians Guyanese and all of the West Indies combined To make the T dot O dot, one of a kind” — Kardinal Offishall, “BaKardi Slang”, Firestarter, Vol. 1: Quest for Fire (2000) […]

Live from the 3.5, 2019 — Chapter 2_ Being Black in the Great White North (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2019 — Chapter 2: Being Black in the Great White North

We don’t talk a lot about Black Canadian history, and that’s probably because so much of it was so horrible. We had segregation. Just look at Viola Desmond, convicted after refusing to leave a whites-only area of the Roseland Theatre in 1946. And though we shake our finger at […]

Live from the 3.5, 2019 — Chapter 1: What Exactly IS Blackness_ (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2019 — Chapter 1: What IS Blackness, Exactly?

“Am I Black enough?” Blackness — More than just Melanin Those who’ve followed my podcast Chatting with Casey from its very first episode know that this isn’t the first time I’ve asked this question. If you considered the archetypal Black man you know from popular media—rocking an oversized hoodie; listening […]

Live from the 3.5, 2019 — Intro — Being Black in Canada (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2019: Intro — Being Black in Canada

Black culture is unique—one of the few cultures thrust upon a people and not developed by them. A Jamaican is not a Gambian is not an Australian Aborigine. We’ve got tribes within tribes and languages within languages but somehow lumped together by the colour of our skin. And we’ve made […]

Govfest 2018 — Helping the World Through the Power of MUSIC. (Featured Image)

Govfest 2018 — Helping the World Through the Power of MUSIC.

I think it’s possible to have fun with just about anything we do. Govfest — Because We Do More Than Just Sit Behind Our Desks. Back in 2009, after jumping from the Ontario Public Service’s internship program to a contract opportunity that didn’t end so well, I started working […]

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