October 2015

  • Happy Halloween – Hip-Hop Style

    Want to celebrate Halloween with some dope hip-hop vibes? Press play and enjoy The Word is Bond Haunted Rap Radio Hour or download it for free. Whodini – The Haunted House of Rock DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – Nightmare on My Street Geto Boys – Minds Playing Tricks Gravediggaz – Nowhere to […]

  • Rich Writer, Poor Writer

    I am illiterate. I have two university degrees, am an avid reader, have been writing fiction, novels, and blog posts for years, but when it comes to money . . . I am financially illiterate. Other writers probably feel the same way. We focus on our craft and our daily lives. Money doesn’t seem to […]

  • Mount Brydges Skatepark

    The Mount Brydges Optimist Skatepark has been been a staple of the town for a number of years now. It has all the typical ramps and obstacles you would expect to find at one of these parks. The pyramid at the centre of the skatepark is short and great for beginners. The quarter-pipe is a […]

  • The Future is Here!

    Today is Back to the Future Day, the exact day that Marty McFly travelled to the future. He is scheduled to be here any minute. Unfortunately, the future we see in the film looks little like our daily lives. We don’t have flying cars and I still don’t have my hoverboard. We do, however have […]

  • Going on Automatic – Zoned Out Driving

    Do you ever zone out when driving? You start out with a specific destination in mind, but your brain takes over and starts leading you somewhere else. That happened to me this week. Instead of taking the turn I should have, I kept driving straight along the road like I was going somewhere other than work. I […]

  • The Latest Word is Bond Rap Radio Interviews

    I love talking to hip-hop artists in depth and on the radio dial. It gives us all a chance to learn about the creative process, experience some great music, and hear frank discussion on a variety of issues. I hope that you have been listening to the show every week on 94.9 CHRW. I don’t always […]

  • McLennan Skatepark – Kitchener

    McLennan Park is located at 901 Ottawa Street South in Kitchener, Ontario and it is quite the place to visit for an afternoon of family fun. They have a leash-free dog park, a splash pad, basketball courts, a dirt bike course, a playground, and a great skateboard park. This is one of the few parks […]

  • Shake it Up in the Classroom

    There are all sorts of things you can do to shake things up in your classroom. But teachers are expected to have a certain level of decorum. That is why I included the first item in this post. From there, it gets interesting. So, read on! Dress Appropriately  I think teachers should dress appropriately for school. […]

  • What I’m Thankful For

    I always take a moment every Thanksgiving to reflect on all of the things that I am blessed to have in my life. It so easy to get caught up in the daily grind and hustle and lose focus of what is really important. I am in the midst of a huge transition this year. […]

  • Parkdale Arena Skatepark – Hamilton, Ontario

    Right outside of the Pat Quinn Parkdale Arena in Hamilton, Ontario is a little gem of a skatepark. It has a nice quarter-pipe, some drop ledges, and a box to grind. This pyramid obstacle is a nice twist on the ever-present skatepark staple. The quarter-pipe is built perfectly. It’s not too steep, has a great […]