Archive for November, 2012

Defending Depressed Kids

Lisa
Fascinating research out of the UK this week could have helped teens like me. If only I could take this discovery into the way-back machine.  Continue reading

Be a Santa

Lisa
It seems like everybody is asking for our help this time of year.  I swear, if someone created a heartfelt ad about helping homeless leprechauns at Christmas I’d feel a tug on my heart and start gathering…whatever it is that... Continue reading

Not Exactly April Fresh

Lisa
Experts are now saying our attempt to use less hot water means bacteria are clinging to the inside of our washing machines and our clothes. Continue reading

What’s Worth Complaining About

Lisa
Lately I’ve grown tired of expressions of useless anger – my own and anyone else’s.  Continue reading

Potato-Potato Gets a Friend

Lisa
Our motorcycle-riding tiger, Potato-Potato, made his third appearance at the Hyde Park Santa Claus Parade on Saturday.  It was windy and crisp with a fresh dusting of snow on the ground and the turnout was bigger than ever.   Continue reading

Shopping Locally

Lisa
My radio station launched an initiative as a response to the American Black Friday.  Called Shop Local (yeah, grammatically it ought to have been locally, I know) Blackburn Radio created Blackburn Thursday and Friday.  Our announcers blanketed the city and... Continue reading

Bad Boys & Girls

Lisa
You’d be surprised how often bad behavior is tolerated in broadcasting.   Continue reading

Joe-Fo

Lisa
Well, I had a post up here about our city’s Mayor being a bit of a douchenozzle for keeping his counsel and not saying anything until charges by the RCMP have finally forced him to.   Continue reading

Do You Hear What I Hear

Lisa
Losing one’s hearing is one of the few physical limitations that will frustrate others around you to the point that you can feel admonished for it.   Continue reading

A Tough Tablet to Swallow

Lisa
We have a tablet now.  Let’s count, shall we?  Two desktops, one laptop, one netbook, two smartphones and now a tablet.  The cat doesn’t know how to use any of them but not for lack of trying.  Continue reading