Category Archives: Diary

Thanks for everything

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, Canada! It’s a cool grey day and I’m just starting to move after working a 17-hour day yesterday. I’m exhausted but content, the perfect mood for reflection and, given the day, dusting off the old giving-of-thanks format. … Continue reading

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Katrina: I’m still furious but fixing

As Hurricane Isaac bears down on the US Gulf Coast, seven years to the day of Katrina doing the same and worse, I still can’t forget these simultaneous images from August 29 and 30: The rage I felt back then … Continue reading

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“Suck it up, you whiners”

By now, I assume you’ve seen the monstrous (yet ultimately inspiring) footage of the UC Davis students being pepper-sprayed by campus security. The leisurely way he sprays them directly in the face, like you or I would spray ants with … Continue reading

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Start your day off right!

A very long, busy and conflicted work day ahead for me today but no day that starts off with THIS could be a bad one…. Hope your day today is every bit as epic 🙂

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A true tale of Halloween horror

It had been eating my dog’s food. It had chewed a hole under the sink. It had left me feeling my home was no longer mine. So I set a trap for the mouse in my kitchen, ready to give … Continue reading

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I’m not in the habit of writing down my conversations but I really enjoyed one I had last night with the manager of a Hero Burger at Yonge and King. I stopped in for a sandwich after a short work … Continue reading

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I am 40 and I refuse to panic

I was lucky enough to meet the legendary Quentin Crisp back in 1999. He appeared at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, where he told a packed house, “You are allowed to have sex for as long as anyone can call … Continue reading

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