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STAR WARS and the beginning of adulthood

Oh God, not another think-piece about a certain pop-culture juggernaut and What It All Means. Well no, just what it all means to me. 2015 was a rocky year. It started with a glorious visit to Ireland with Darcy and … Continue reading

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STAR WARS and the end of childhood

We’re two weeks away from the premiere of the new STAR WARS movie. Exciting, isn’t it? Especially for forty-something dudes like me and Kevin Smith, whose lifelong love of movies was completely and powerfully sparked by seeing the original film … Continue reading

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Whoa, nelly!

I suddenly notice that it’s been precisely ONE YEAR since I updated this blog! Oh dear, that won’t do at all. Time to fix that. But what a year it’s been…! Moved in with the Mister after renovating the ruined … Continue reading

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Jack, meet Oscar

Left out in the discussion around the Academy Award nominations announced yesterday was any talk of the year’s happiest movie trend: the rise of the Jack Russell Terrier. Sure, I’m biased but hearing people walking away from The Artist and … Continue reading

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The Village People get stepped on

[originally posted in Xtra’s Daily Roundup] The Village People have been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and yes, it’s right near a YMCA. It’s a nice change for original “cop” Victor Willis, who’s more typically … Continue reading

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HIV disclosure creeps into mainstream discourse

[originally printed in Xtra – Thursday, August 14, 2008] Fréquence VIH president Albert Martin is outraged by a Quebec judge’s decision to convict a woman for having unprotected sex without informing her sexual partner that she is HIV-positive.The conviction, Martin … Continue reading

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