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Mayor Rob Ford vs. Ben Jonson (0)

April 13, 2014 • Toronto

You’ve heard the news. His Worship, Mayor Rob Ford, defamed and clinging to what’s left of his self-proclaimed dignity, has teamed up with another disgraced drug user, Ben Johnson. This should not come as a surprise — it would seem their careers were meant to collide. Both enjoyed transcendent victories, celebrated with wild, violent fervor,… Read More ›

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All the Time in the World (0)

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My last post was the bitter end. So it seemed, anyway, after such a long interlude between then and now. Much has happened since then and I’m not making excuses but my cat died and I lost the desire to blog. Friends come and go, I know, but sometimes they linger and the ghosts of… Read More ›

Cocktails »

Homework (0)

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I read something on Facebook today… that being a writer means you have homework every night for the rest of your life. It’s so true. It’s an addiction, like alcoholism but with (usually) less damage to the liver. I’ve been delinquent with my homework — and of course I have loads of excuses: * The… Read More ›

Lounging »

Blue on Blue (0)

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“How about those Blue Jays?” Children of the early 80s will no doubt remember the voice of Fergie Oliver, calling on Jays Nation to rally behind this exciting, charming and wondrous team. As the Toronto Blue Jays rose from the bottom of the cellar, making contention runs in 1983 and 1984, they finally won the… Read More ›

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Vinyl Love (0)

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Nice and Easy. It has been a very long time since I’ve been able to do this, having long-ago abandoned all forms of music dissemination other than digital downloads. Listener purists have been telling me that nothing has ever been able to remotely replicate the experience of vinyl — that slick, oily sound that feels… Read More ›

Toronto »

Mayor Rob Ford vs. Ben Jonson (0)

20140413-161638.jpg

You’ve heard the news. His Worship, Mayor Rob Ford, defamed and clinging to what’s left of his self-proclaimed dignity, has teamed up with another disgraced drug user, Ben Johnson. This should not come as a surprise — it would seem their careers were meant to collide. Both enjoyed transcendent victories, celebrated with wild, violent fervor,… Read More ›

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