December 2020

The 13th Doctor is The Good Doctor

December 31, 2020

Doctor Who: The Good Doctor by Juno Dawson While we have been patiently waiting for new Doctor Who adventures on our television, I have been continuing her adventures through comics and novels. In this story, The Doctor and her companions save the [Keep Reading]

Don’t Blink, Here Comes 13!

December 30, 2020

Doctor Who: Tale of Two Time Lords – A Little Help From My Friends The 13th Doctor and her companions; Graham, Ryan and Yaz, had planned to visit Woodstock but somehow the TARDIS managed to bring them back to the time when the 10th Doctor and [Keep Reading]

A Tribute to Axel Rosa (WIBRapRadio)

December 29, 2020

The local hip-hop scene has suffered a great loss. Axel Rosa was more than just a music producer. He took a real interest in the young up-and-comers and did his best to nurture and develop the talent that he saw. He was at every hip-hop show in [Keep Reading]

Classic Hip-Hop Radio from 1996

December 28, 2020

I just finished digitizing tape 44 of my collection of The Mastermind Street Jam radio show. This one is from March 11, 1996 and features music by . . . CL Smooth, Cypress Hill, Das Efx, Dogg Pound, Geto Boys, Grand Puba, Group Home, GZA, Jamal, [Keep Reading]

Punctuation Matters (A Great Book)

December 27, 2020

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss Punctuation matters. Something as simple as leaving a comma out of a sentence can change the meaning in very humorous ways. Unfortunately, many people are making [Keep Reading]

A Good Neighborhood – A Great Read

December 26, 2020

A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler I picked this one up from the library because it was on of NPR’s best books of the year. I was immediately hooked by the writing and the the author’s great use of foreshadowing. I knew something [Keep Reading]

10 Tips to Help You Learn More Effectively

December 26, 2020

The Surprising Truth About How We Learn And Why It Happens by Benedict Carey As a teacher and an advocate for life-long learning, I think it is important to look at the ways we learn so we can improve our practice at school and at home. That is why [Keep Reading]

A Word is Bond Christmas (2020)

December 22, 2020

Word is Bond Rap Radio is on Thursday nights at 11:00 pm on 94.9 fm Radio Western and runs for two hours. That means that this year’s holiday special starts on Christmas Eve and brings us right into Christmas morning. I wanted to share this [Keep Reading]

Mastermind Street Jam – Tape #43 (1996)

December 21, 2020

It’s time for another throwback edition of the Mastermind Street Jam. Every week, I digitize and share a cassette tape from my collection of this iconic hip-hop mixshow. We are now on Tape 43. This one features music by . . . Bahamadia, [Keep Reading]

You Are Not Alone (Event Recap)

December 16, 2020

On Saturday, we brought the third installment of the mental health awareness event, You are Not Alone to the Old East Bar and Grill in London, Ontario, Canada. It was the first bar event I’ve worked at since the Covid-19 restrictions started [Keep Reading]
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