August 2011

  • Camping Adventure Part 1

    I pull up to my girlfriend’s apartment and park right in front of the building. The area is marked as a “fire zone” but most people park there to unload or pack up their cars or moving trucks. I didn’t think anything of parking there as it would only take us about twenty minutes to […]

  • The 6 Things You Really Need For Back to School

    I am an elementary school teacher. I teach in schools that range from Kindergarten to Grade 8. Every year around this time, I get outraged by all of the commercials, flyers, store displays, and advertisements suggesting that parents need to spend hundreds of dollars to prepare their children to go back to school. I think […]

  • Doctor Who: The Mixtape

    I was inspired to make this mixtape by a meme that was floating around on Tumblr. It was a 30 day challenge and Day 17 asked, “What songs would appear in your Doctor Who mixtape?” I found this great blog post from Janine. She came up with a song for each of the major characters […]

  • Comics and Skateboarding

    Two images I found on Tumblr just now that I had to post together. Had to! Apparently the above image was taken during a break in shooting and it actually is Heath Ledger (rest in peace) doing a kickflip over Batman from the set of The Dark Knight. Very cool! Correction This image is fake. […]

  • Motown Night was Electric (Literally)

    It was Motown Night at the Canadian National Exhibition last night and we were very excited to be there covering it for the radio show. We had interviews set up with the headlining acts; The Manhattans, and The Spinners. The Manhattans took to the stage in their matching red jackets and captivated the crowd with […]

  • Know Your History: Hip-Hop in Black and White

    Earlier this year, I was approached to write an article for Word is Bond. The staff over there thought I would be a good choice to write about race relations in hip-hop as a guest contributor. We thought it would be a good idea to contrast the large white audience hip-hop has to the lack […]

  • Moffat Creek Trail

    It’s time for another installment of my Visual Running Tours. Today, we are going to Cambridge to explore the Moffat Creek Trail. It starts off as a shared pathway and it is paved for easy access for bicycle riders or rollerbladers, but there is an area where the dirt trail becomes an option as well. […]

  • Chasing Content – August 4 Years Ago

    I’m still working my way through the archives of Silent Cacophony to create “Best of” posts for each and every month. Today, I thought we’d take a moment to look back at what I was writing four years ago at this time. Wow, we’ve come a long way over the years. Those posts look so […]

  • We All Need Free TV

    Television has always been free. All you needed was a television and an antenna. The networks could deliver quality programming by allowing corporate sponsors to advertise on their shows. This quickly turned into commercials. Now, it is standard practice to have our programs interrupted every ten minutes so we can watch a slew of advertising […]

  • Know Your History: A Spotlight on Queen Latifah

    Cover of Queen Latifah Queen Latifah has achieved more than any other female artist in the history of this hip-hop. She has starred in movies, a few television series, has written books, earned a Golden Globe, two SAG awards, a Grammy award, and several other nominations for a variety of award shows. She continues to […]