November 2013

  • INTRODUCING. . . Sweethearts of the Galaxy

    Sweethearts of the Galaxy is a brand new webseries starring my favourite cosplay artist, Tallest Silver and her best friend Kit Quinn. If you don’t know about the art of cosplay, you haven’t been paying enough attention to my blog or my Tumblr. Shame on you! The term cosplay is an amalgam of “costume” and […]

  • Jet Aircraft Museum

    The Jet Aircraft Museum is located at London International Airport in London, Ontario, Canada. I visited the museum for the annual Doors Open London in September and had a great time. This is the T-33 577 Mako Shark. I got to see it taxi and then take off. And while I took in the other […]

  • A Warm Up That Pays Off

    I normally have some kind of class warm-up, whether it be a line of music, the Bb Scale, or playing a pattern that I write on the board. So today, when I asked my students to play this pattern on the third note of their Bb Scale, they didn’t bat an eye. I then had […]

  • Doctor Who 50th Anniversary TONIGHT!

    I am so excited! Today, I get to see the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who. And I will be doing so in a movie theatre full of like-minded fans. The last time something like this happened, was the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation. There was a special screening of it at […]

  • Go Cats Go! Take Home that Cup!

    My hometown team plays in the Grey Cup today! I am really excited about this game. It’s been a long time since we have been in position to win the CFL title. I went to a Grey Cup game once before. We hosted the championship game back in 1996. It was a crazy game. That […]

  • A Birthday Cookie for Dad

    Chase, Wally, Richie, and the Cookie-Cake My dad didn’t have a sweet-tooth in his body. It was one of those little mysteries in life that was just unfathomable to me, and something I definitely didn’t inherit from him. As a kid, I thought every birthday party needed a cake. The only problem was that my […]

  • Darth Vader Unleashed

    Star Wars: Darth Vader and The Ghost Prison This story takes place shortly after the events in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and approximately nineteen years before Episode IV A New Hope.  Darth Vader is a ruthless villain and is unleashed on the pages here in a way we have never seen before. The […]

  • Please, No More Indoor Recess

    Our school has a tradition of going to the downtown Cenotaph for the Remembrance Day ceremonies every year. It was lightly raining and a little bit chilly last week, but we didn’t let that stand in our way. The entire student body still attended the service. We got there about ten minutes early and all-in-all […]

  • Vansittart Woods Nature Trail

    Vansittart Woods is a wildlife protection area in Blanford, Ontario. The Thames Valley District School Board uses this site as an outdoor education centre for its students, but you can use the trails easily enough by obtaining a permit. The trail is fairly flat and runs through the forest alongside a busy highway. This is […]

  • Know Your History 47 – Rest in Peace, Dad!

    I wanted to honour and pay tribute to my father in a meaningful way. He was always a positive influence in my life and supported me in all of my musical endeavours. I wouldn’t be actively involved in hip-hop if it weren’t for him. So, for this edition of the show, I decided to look […]