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

Nine Things I Learned from the Ninth Dad 2.0! (Featured Image)

Nine Things I Learned from the Ninth Dad 2.0!

The Dad 2.0 Summit is a different kind of conference. Sure, it has many of the moving parts that make a conference a conference, but they all come with a twist that makes them unique. Sponsor presentations like the man who understood how divorce and being there for his […]

Casey's Corona Chronicles — How to Outlast Your Kids in the Midst of a Global Pandemic (Featured Image)

Casey’s Corona Chronicles — How to Outlast Your Kids in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

What do you even write about when the whole world’s burning down? Multibillion-dollar sports empires ending their seasons early. Entire continents closed off to travel. I didn’t talk about the COVID-19 coronavirus much because everyone was all over it, but it’s everywhere and affecting everything—we can only not […]

Live from the 3.5, 2020 5 The Trouble with Tokenism — No, I'm NOT What You Expected (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2020 #5 — The Trouble with Tokenism: No, I’m NOT What You Expected.

Tokenism. One of those things the Black community doesn’t talk about nearly enough, tokenism is what happens when someone’s in a group where everyone else is completely unlike them. Much of my life had me as the token Black guy, navigating spaces unfamiliar to me again and again as I defined […]

Live from the 3.5 2020 #4 — Canada’s Dance with Diversity (A Toronto Does Not a Canada MAKE.) (Featured Image v2)

Live from the 3.5 2020, #4 — Canada’s Dance with Diversity (A Toronto Does Not a Canada MAKE.)

“Why’s your skin so dark?” — an eight-year-old boy from small town Ontario at the Canadian National Comic Book Exposition, 2003. When a little White boy asked me why my skin was so dark at my comic con table, I wasn’t ready for it at all. As a […]

Live from the 3.5 2020, #3 — Examining Blackness. (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5 2020, #3 — Examining Blackness.

When I started this project, it had a straightforward premise—to let Black Canadians share their stories, seldom seen in our history books. And that worked at first—interviewing my fellow creators and weaving our stories together into something everyone could understand—but what I didn’t realise was how much I’d learn from […]

Live from the 3.5, 2020 2 — Do We Even NEED a Black History Month (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2020 #2 — Do We Even NEED a Black History Month?

Angry White Person: “Why isn’t there a White History Month???” Me: “Because that’s ‘history class’.” If you ask those who believe we live in a post-racial world, things look a little like this: Racism is over. Everyone’s equal. We know the evils that men do and teach our children not […]

Live from the 3.5, 2020 — Back to Black. (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2020 — INTRO: Back to Black.

“When we talk about black maybe We talk about situations Of people of color and because you are that color You endure obstacles and opposition And not all the time from… from other nationalities Sometimes it come from your own kind Or maybe even your own mind You […]

Casey Palmer 2020: Growing Up For Once (Featured Image)

Casey Palmer 2020: Growing Up For Once.

January 29, 2020—we’re almost a month into the new year; I wouldn’t be surprised if people thought that I quit 😂 But no, as usual, it’s quite the opposite—I’m working hard to reach the point where I don’t have to work this hard at all. …let me explain. […]

The 2019 Wrap-Up — Design of a Decade (Featured Image)

The 2019 Wrap-Up: Design of a Decade

“Reality tells you what you can’t do.” — Rick Rubin on HBO’s The Shop: Uninterrupted, Season 2, Episode 4 It’s the end of a decade, and I can’t help but reflect on where I am now versus where I was back in December 2009. This entire decade, pretty much, has been the balancing […]

The 14th Annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival — Our Films. Our Stories. Our Legends (Featured Image)

The 14th Annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival — Our Films. Our Stories. Our Legends.

Okay—before we get into the 14th annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, I’d like to go on the record with this: Rattlesnakes may quite possibly be the best movie you’ll watch in 2019. Hands down. It’s the kind of movie one can’t quite do justice unless it’s seen—to talk about the synopsis alone […]

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