July 2015

  • Skate Port – Port Stanley’s Skatepark

    The skatepark in Port Stanley, Ontario is known as Skate Port. I love that play on words. It was nice to see this plaque on the side of one of the ramps. It reads, “Dedicated to the man with a kid’s heart, who saw a dream and fulfilled it. Kai Rasmussen Skate Port” This must […]

  • The Latest from Word is Bond Rap Radio

    Here are the latest episode of Word is Bond Rap Radio. It features two interviews. The first one is with up and coming MC, producer, DJ, radio host, Maloney aka MLNY. And the second is with Dear Derrick. Both artists called in to the station for these live radio interviews. Thanks for listening. Please like […]

  • Oh No, The Bridge is Out! (but not for long)

    I have nothing but respect for people who maintain all of the nature trails that I go running on. Most of the trails I visit are kept up quite nicely, either by the Park Association or a dedicated group of volunteers. Earlier this summer, I came across a broken bridge. I was still able to […]

  • Turner Skatepark – Hamilton, Ontario

    Turner Skateboard Park is an amazing facility located on the Hamilton Mountain. It is one of the only outdoor skateparks that has managed to remain graffiti free. It’s very nice to have a clean, smooth park to skate on. It’s a little thing, but I really appreciate it. I also love the fact that this […]

  • Why Do We All Have to Earn a Living?

    I found this quote on Instagram and immediately nodded my head in agreement. There are so many pointless and soul-sucking jobs out there that probably don’t even really need to be done. Haven’t we advanced enough in society that we don’t all need to work the way we have been? I am convinced there is […]

  • Get Social Online and in the Real World

    Got Social Mediology by Jay Izso Jay Izso looks at social media from a psychology stand point. He says . . . “We have to understand the reasons why people are on social media in the first place: to engage with others, to be validated for who they are, and to enjoy the resulting positive […]

  • Kains Woods to Warbler Woods

    I love running down a nature trail, not knowing exactly where it will take me, experiencing the quiet surroundings, and getting a workout at the same time. And I love sharing these journeys with you. A few years back, I discovered Kains Woods and had a very nice run in the fall. The pictures are gorgeous. […]

  • Talent for Humanity (Not Everyone Has It)

    Talent for Humanity – editied by Patrick Gaffney This book is inspiring in so many ways. It features the voices of people from all over the world who were bestowed a Human Spirit Award. Instead of a trophy, they were given a chapter of this book to share their passion and life mission. I thought I […]

  • The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Dialogue

    The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Dialogue by John Hough, Jr. As a teacher, I keep coming across posters that declare, “Said is Dead!” To me, these alternatives are just lazy. A good writer doesn’t need them. Said says it all. John Hough explains . . . “Said” isn’t  intrusive, at all. It’s invisible. The reader reads […]

  • Kains Woods Adventure

    I went back to run Kains Woods today. I was determined to run the trail in its entirety. But since it is a straight course along the river, I thought that I would just find the portion of it that I hadn’t run yet and do that section. After driving around for twenty minutes, I couldn’t […]