Libraries Change But Still Matter

Not a day goes by when I hear: We can Google everything so why bother with a library. Aren't libraries getting obsolete? I have no time to use library resources, so I Google. You guys must hate Google, uh? Any variation of all the above and more. I get it. Google can spit out results …

Music Monday: Don’t Look Back In Anger by Oasis

During a vigil to remember the Machester Bombing victims, someone broke out into this twenty-year-old song. The Gallagher brothers probably had another meaning, if they weren't busy hating each other publically, but people connected with the melody and the lyrics. We had how many bombings now? That's only the ones we heard about on the …

Scibbling Away

NOTE: Woke already happened. I forgot to post this earlier. While things look quiet on the blog front, behind the scenes, I furiously scribble away in my journal from my daily grind to ideas for stories, to premises for jokes. Right now it's jokes for tonight's Woke Comedy Hour at X-Cues. It means I have …

Music Monday: Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler

Like I need to tell anyone why this song got picked. https://youtu.be/lcOxhH8N3Bo

A Prairie Kitchen Party

Newfoundland. No province has captured my imagination more than this one, even with a name more befitting like Newfoundland and Labrador, to reflect the island and the mainland. In elementary school, we all partnered up to research a province. My friend P and I examined Newfoundland from its geography to industry. (In 2001 the name …

Manitoba Night On Terry Fox Day

The first weekend of August gets called many things, depending on where you live. In Toronto, they call it Simcoe Day after John Graves Simcoe, the first Governor of what was then known as Upper Canada. Thanks to AMC's Turn, people might wonder why a city would celebrate a sociopath. (People read a history book! …

Music Monday: Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

I tried to figure out a combination of an audio introduction and something written for the last song in this loose trilogy. Sometimes things work as a nebulous concept and stubbornly refuse to apply to reality, much like love. It began with Dreams Come True two weeks ago, but the whole thing rested on today's …