fbpx

Category: Opinions

Me in 2005 at Robarts Library. What you CAN'T see? My afro!

Tragedy and a Lesson in Moving On — The Boston Marathon Bombings

What do we do in the face of tragedy? Do we stop everything we do to remember the victims, or do we work even harder to honour them? The answer, it turns out, isn’t so simple. Do We Move On or Do We Remember? Ever since the Boston Marathon bombings a few days back, […]

Me at 14 in Art class.

THE GREAT SOCIAL MEDIA STORY: Man in the Mirror

“Brrrrrrrr. What happened to that boy?” –Birdman (featuring The Clipse), “What Happened to that Boy?”, Birdman, 2002 I decided to stay away from blogging until I had something worthwhile to say. I’m not just an event blogger. I don’t just take photos of food and share stories from my past. […]

Sign: "I'm lost. I've gone to look for myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait."

Paying Dues — Stand for Something or Fall for Anything

“Everybody wanna be a star, don’t wanna be who they are.” — Beanie Sigel, “Everybody Wanna Be A Star”, The Truth (2000) You can get sucked into the game faster than you can blink. Build an audience and people will start knocking at your door. Brands, would-be collaborators, haters — […]

The picture of me on the AXE Apollo Space Academy contest voting site.

To Infinity and Beyond – Why You Should Make Me a Space Axetronaut!!!

To help me in my quest to become an Axetronaut (a term coined by my friend Christine), you could not bother reading this post and just vote for me at http://bit.ly/SpaceCase, but I’ve got a story to tell. [hr color=”gray” width=”90%” border_width=”1px” ] How cool would it be to go […]

Ain't Mo-body messin' with my clique....

A November to Remember, Verse 4: Of Motive and Movember

What’s the difference between a good person and the ones to be wary of? Or a good and an evil action? What helps us to draw the line between right and wrong in anything we do? Reasoning. Intent. Motive. Motive. Motive makes all the difference. It defines the things […]

Some of the younger ladies at church basically trying to find out how strong my back is.

A November to Remember, Verse 2: Of Resting, Wrestling and Lessons

Ask anyone I know, and they’ll tell you that at times I’m totally an overgrown kid. I let my imagination run away with me, I rarely let myself by limited by the concerns that most adults focus on, and believe that life isn’t worth living if it isn’t […]

A November to Remember, Verse 1: A Close Shave and The Novel That Never Was

Every year. Every year we go through this. We near the end of the year, wondering where all the time went and lamenting all the things we failed to do over the months. We plan to close out the year with a bang and swear to make a better […]

Movember Day 1

COMIN’ RIGHT UP: NANOWRIMOvember

“Suddenly, a wild November appeared!” –no one in the Pokémon game series ever   Before I start talking about November, let’s talk Halloween. When Did Your Inner Children Die? When did people forget how to have fun? When did anyone worry about whether dressing up was “cool” or not? Seriously […]

I AM NOT A FOODIE: The WVRST Night of My Life

As Lisa McPhee would tell you, the west side is the best side. While I can’t completely agree (since I rep the Danforth these days), there’s plenty of things it does right. Like sausages made from animals that make no sense being on this end of the world! Welcome to […]

%d bloggers like this: