April 2017

  • My Everything Birthday

    42 is the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything. That is why I am dubbing today as my “Everything Birthday.” There is surprisingly little about everything birthdays on the world wide web. I was certain that fellow Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fans would have made everything birthdays commonplace. I guess it is […]

  • School Life (Talking with the Filmmakers)

    I had the chance to interview Neasa Ni Chianain about her documentary film School Life. We talked about how schools are different in Ireland, the concept of boarding schools, passionate teachers, arts programs, and much more. The film focuses on John and Amanda, a married couple who have been teaching for over forty years. They work […]

  • Corunna Skatepark (ON, Canada)

    Last week I discovered an amazing skatepark close to Sarnia, Ontario. As I drove home from it, I saw this park off in the distance. I immediately took a detour to see what it had to offer. This park is located in the Corunna Athletic Park at 420 Colborne Street. Corunna, ON. This graduated rail […]

  • The Come Up Show – Record Store Day Edition (with DJ Chase March)

    Record Store Day was this past Saturday and it celebrated its tenth year, encouraging consumers to visit their local record shops for all sorts of exclusive releases and material. I stood in line before the store opened to make sure I could get a few items that I had my eye on, including this triple […]

  • We Celebrated Live-N-Direct 20 with Style

    I had a lot of fun supplying the music for the 20th Anniversary of Live-N-Direct. I have fond memories of listening to this radio show on 93.3 CFMU every week. DJ Realistic and host, Eklipz, always put on a great program that highlighted the best in underground hip-hop. The mantle has been passed a few […]

  • Moo, a Flute, and a Moo-ve to Maine

    Moo by Sharon Creech I absolutely love the way Sharon Creech writes verse novels. The sound and rhythm of her words, jumps right off the page. This particular novel is filled with all sorts of sounds such as a flute melody travelling through the air from an upstairs window, to the sounds of rain and water […]

  • Aamjiwnaang Skatepark (Sarnia, ON)

    This is my new favourite skateboard park. It is located on the Aamjiwnaang First Nation at 1972 Virgil Avenue in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The ramps are metal and offer a smooth ride. There are plenty of obstacles, some great ramps, and even a dual leveled half-pipe. I wish every skatepark had one of these ramps. […]

  • Moving Beyond Traditional Relationship Roles

    Beyond Mars and Venus by John Gray John Gray has written some amazing books to help people understand and navigate their relationships better. Many of these books are based around the concept of differences. His brilliant metaphor, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, was meant to show that we have much to learn […]

  • Bif Naked Bears All

    I, Bificus – A Memoir by Bif Naked I am a huge Bif Naked fan. I have been for a while. She is an amazing performer and a great songwriter, so when I heard she had written a memoir, I knew that I had to read it. I was hoping I could find out how […]

  • With Confidence Steal the Show

    St. Andrews Hall in Detroit was certainly rocking last night with the diverse styles of four power-punk-pop bands. It was the second stop of the Around the World and Back Tour for State Champs. Don Broco set off the night with an energetic live show. At one point, they asked us to take a knee […]