August 2015

  • Chasing Content – Is it September Already?

    Chasing Content is a monthly feature here on Silent Cacophony. This is how it works, at the start of each month I look back at the blog entries I posted the previous year in that month and highlight some of my favourites. This gives us a chance to dig through the old posts and unearth […]

  • Kitchener Aud Skatepark

    This skatepark is known affectionately as The Aud. Located outside of The Kitchener Auditorium, it is a nice place for both the experienced skateboarder and the novice. Here is a double-layered box, some grind rails and ledges, and a double camel hump. It’s a little hard to see the contour of it in this photo, but it […]

  • Lions Lake Trail Run

    I collect trails. I am always on the lookout for a new spot to explore. My latest adventure was at Lions Lake Trail in Floradale, Ontario. The parking lot brings you right to the shore and the Woolwich Dam. The trail is only a few hundred meters further down. It cuts through a Maple Syrup Farm. […]

  • Doon Skatium – Kitchener’s Mobile Skatepark

    Kitchener has a mobile skatepark that it sets up in various neighbourhoods throughout the city. It is called “Doon Skatium” They often set up shop outside of the Pioneer Park branch of the Public Library I love this rail! It is great for beginners, since you can skate right on to it without having to olley. […]

  • Ain’t Nothing Like the Old School (Commodore 64)

    I had the urge to dig out my old Commodore 64 and play some old school video games. When I turned it on though, I couldn’t get any of the games to load up. I knew what the problem was so . . . I took apart the disk drive and fixed the door lock […]

  • Beasley Skatepark – Hamilton

    Beasley is the first permanent outdoor skateboard park that I had ever seen. It’s the oldest skatepark on the entire Eastern Seaboard. People have been coming here since the mid 1980s to skate. I skated here a lot when I was a kid and it wasn’t until many years later that parks like this became commonplace. […]

  • The More You Do, The Better You Feel

    The More You Do, The Better You Feel: How to Overcome Procrastination and Live a Happier Life by David Parker I received this book in the mail a little while ago and I kept putting off reading it. I’m not sure why. I knew there were things I procrastinated about. I knew it. But I also […]

  • You Can’t Handle Shakespeare’s Power

    Kill Shakespeare: Volume 3 – The Tide of Blood This comic features a fictional world where all of the characters of the Bard’s work exist in one time and place. It is a brilliant concept and executed perfectly. This is the third edition of the on-going trade paperback collection. (Spolier Alert) William Shakespeare is one […]

  • Beasley Skatepark Documentary

    It’s very cool to skateboarders taking such ownership of their neighbourhood park. Beasely has such a rich history and I was there for some of it. I was sitting on the sidelines at the very skateboard competition shown in this documentary. I went every single year, sat on my board, and watched very talented skaters […]

  • Chasing Content – The Best of Last August

    It’s hard to believe that it is August 2015 already. Time seems to be flying by. That’s one of the reasons I love having this blog. I can take a moment to look back at what was. Won’t you do that with me right now? It’s time for another edition of Chasing Content. Read all […]