July 2009

  • Running Passed the Farms

    I decided to go for a run out in the boonies. I was visiting a friend up in farm country and he told me of a trail not too far away from his house. So I took my camera, laced up my running shoes, and hit the road. Not all of the streets here have […]

  • Run-DMC autograph

    This is my most prized autograph. It is from all three members of Run-DMC. Reverend Run, Daryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels and the late, great Jam Master Jay. You can see that they autographed the door poster for me. I have it framed with my original ticket in the bottom right hand corner. I wasn’t able to […]

  • Recommended Reads – The Alchemist

    Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is an excellent book that I can’t say enough about. I first discovered it as an audio book when I used to have a long commute to work. There were some amazing passages in it that made me want to pull the car over and jot them down but I didn’t […]

  • My Beef with Disposable Razor Commercials

    I remember when the first razor came out that had three blades and how the television commercials praised this system as an amazing shave. Then four-blade razors came out.  And not to be topped, Gillette came out with a five-blade razor that had a sixth precision trimming blade on the edge of it. I got […]

  • Professional Development Shouldn’t Be So Expensive

    I have wanted to upgrade my teaching credentials for some time now. I just haven’t been able to afford to. I still have a large amount of student debt and until that is paid off, I don’t think I should be incurring more. Thankfully, my school had some money available this year to anyone who […]

  • Tim McGraw Reigns in the Rain

    I went to my first country concert this past weekend. I had seen country acts before at free festivals but I had never been to a see a major show before. That changed when Witgirl bought me a ticket to Sarnia Bayfest to see Tim McGraw. I’ve been a fan of his since I first […]

  • Plagiarizing Myself

    I have been taking an online course to upgrade my teaching credentials. Currently I am qualified to teach Kindergarten up to Grade 6. By the time I am done this course, I will be able to teach all the way up to Grade 10. I never planned on teaching high school but I have thought […]

  • Everwood Lives!

    Everwood is an amazing television series. I can’t say enough good things about it. It is powerfully written and has amazing actors and performances. I bought Season 1 on DVD as soon as it was released and waited for the other seasons to be released. I waited a long time. It looked like they weren’t […]

  • Upper Case Vs. Lower Case

    SOME PEOPLE SEEM TO REALLY LOVE UPPER CASE. I understand using upper case to emphasize a specific word or phrase in a piece of text. Of course, abbreviations and acronyms should also be written in upper case. What I don’t understand is how in children’s programs complete words are often written in upper case letters. […]

  • Windchill Interview Part 4

    Here is the wrap up of the interview that Gamma Krush and I did with Windchill of Artists Over Industry and After.Words. If you’ve missed any of this transcript, please go and read it from the beginning. There is a link to each new part at the end of each post as well so you […]