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Category: Thoughts

Casey 2005 — At Robarts wit ha Fro and Headphones

My 10 Most Played Songs and What They Say About Me

WARNING: PARENTAL DISCRETION ADVISED! This isn’t 1998 where I used to play DMX’s It’s Dark and Hell is Hot on low volume so my parents wouldn’t hear all the cussing — I’ve been consuming hip-hop for a very long time, and if you’re easily offended, I’ve refrain from playing the […]

Shayna and Eyal Wedding — Casey Solo Shot from the Photo Booth

THE GREAT SOCIAL MEDIA STORY: Stay Thirsty

“You can see that my city found me then put me on stages To me that’s amazing To you that’s a quick check with all disrespect let me say this” — Kendrick Lamar, “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”, good kid, m.A.A.d. city Thirsty. That’s the word I’d use […]

Horrible map to 275 Unwin Ave

Don’t Judge a Map by its Googleness

Last night I learned a good lesson in relying too much on technology. To keep fit, I play sports. I’ve never enjoyed staying still in a gym — I need to run around to enjoy myself, so it was fortunate that I joined an intramural mixed sports team 5 years […]

The shot of (almost) everyone at BiSC 2013 on the last day when all the feelings came out.

WHAT YOU MISSED (Vegas Edition) — Being a #BiSC-uit: A Weekend That Changes EVERYTHING

“I never thought a weekend in Vegas would change my life in a good way.” – @texancountess #bisc — spooky name tom (@tomfromhr) May 19, 2013 Sometimes you just won’t recognize something that’s been missing in your life until you experience it. I’ve been back in Toronto a […]

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. […]

Casey Palmer holding a Dating for Dummies toolkit that he'd received for his birthday.

The Scintilla Project Day Ten — Young Casey Casano-no

1. Sometimes we wish we could hit the rewind button. Talk about an experience that you would do over if you could. 2. Write about spending time with a baby or child under the age of two. The challenge: if you’re a parent, do not talk about your […]

A shot from our last Christmas Party when I was caught in a moment in between smiles

The Scintilla Project Day Six — Being Human

1. Describe a time when the content of your character was tested. 2. Write about a chance meeting that has stayed with you ever since. — The Scintilla Project Day 6 prompts When it comes to me, some people catch a case of “He’s too good to be […]

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 — […]

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