August 2008

  • Welcome to My Talk Show

    I have begun to think of blogging like talk radio. I love talk radio. It is great to tune into to a show daily and hear the host speak about a variety of topics. My favourite talk shows don’t carve out a niche. They explore a vast array of topics. And this is important. I […]

  • We’re Coming Up Short

    I’ve heard a lot of talk and disappointment over the fact that Canada still has not been up to the podium at the Olympics. We seem to be coming up short on every event. And of course, people are upset about this. We want to celebrate our country. We want to have pride in our […]

  • Comment Moderation – On or Off?

    I have had comment moderation on my blog since I started it. I wanted to make sure that no offensive comments or language were ever posted on my blog. But so far, I haven’t deleted one comment because of this criteria. In fact, the only comments that I didn’t approve were spam. And that has […]

  • 4 Things to Keep in Your Car

    Yesterday I wrote about the 4 important things you should keep in your wallet. Today I am expanding the list to 4 things you should keep in your car. Here they are, 1) A Blanket A Blanket is a very useful thing to have in the back of the car. It can be used for […]

  • 4 Things to Keep in Your Wallet

    I always carry these four things in my wallet. I think it goes back to my Boy Scout days and the motto “Be Prepared.” Well, things have certainly changed since then. So my list has changed too. Here it is, 1) A prepaid phone card In Scouts we were always told to carry a quarter […]

  • What Happened to Pan and Scan?

    I used to love renting movies and seeing the green screen with white printing that reads “This movie has been modified from its original version. It has been formatted to fit your screen.” Now when I put on a video or DVD, I rarely see this warning any more. And then when the movie starts […]

  • Split Class – Now What?

    I’ve never been subjected to a split class, not as a student and not as a teacher. And for that I’m glad. I think the practice of putting two classes together under one teacher is extremely unfair. It’s unfair to the teacher who has to cram two years worth of material into one year. It’s […]

  • Work It In

    It’s funny how my original Silent Cacophony book that I wrote in a coil notebook got put away for years but would not die. It stayed with me, even when I thought it was completely lost. And when I thought of starting a blog I knew that it had to have the same title. But […]

  • A Page Burns

    A page burns in the fire at my campsite. There is no more proof of the error I made on that page. A trivial error it was, but an error nonetheless. As I watch the paper crumple and burn I wonder about ends. The ends of things. The ends of life. The paper is no […]

  • Time is Like Ink

    I get philosophical and introspective quite often. Perhaps too often, could it be that I think too much? No, negative side effects have never been proven, it could just be that getting introspective about being introspective could undermine all I know or ought to have known to be significant and purposeful. Perhaps my life flows […]