Archive for November, 2017

Headline of the Montreal Gazette reads Germany Surrenders, dated May 8, 1945

Throwback Thursday – War is Over

On Remembrance Day, Derek found some personal connections to the second world war. He found a photo album dedicated to his Dad’s experience in WWII, put together by his Aunt Barb, his Dad’s sister. What a treasure trove.  Continue reading
skinny white man with a ponytail and navy bathing suit standing on the sand, looking into the distance

#Vaguebooking

What is vaguebooking? It’s being vague on Facebook. And it’s super annoying.  Continue reading
Huge red letters spelling LOVE on a city street

Language Barriers Broken

I arrived late to this party and in case you did too, let me tell you about The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. You don’t have to buy the 1995 book to learn the lessons.  Continue reading
Louis CK with a half smile, in front of a Time Magazine backdrop

They All Hurt, But This One Hurts Me More

I believe the women who accused Bill Cosby of drugging and assaulting them. And the men whom Kevin Spacey assaulted and harassed. And before Louis CK admitted it was true, I believed the women who accused him of being a... Continue reading
Cover of Camelid Quarterly featuring a tall, blond alpaca

Rock Beats Scissors; Alpaca Beats Chickens

A couple of years ago, I wrote about how I became an unwitting subscriber to the magazine Camelid Quarterly. My subscription finally ran out and I no longer receive their newsletter. But these animals still fascinate me.  Continue reading
photo of a sunset over a calm beach

Throwback Thursday – Radio Days

Lisa
It’s been three years since Derek left his last radio job. Or, more accurately, since he was fired. (A rite of passage in our industry.) He decided then and there that he was done with radio and worked for one... Continue reading
large hawk coming in for a landing in a field of hay

It’s a Wild, Wild Life

Thursdays on the News/Talk 1290 Morning Show, we host a segment titled Ask Me Anything. Our guest is someone with an unusual job or hobby. Last week, we welcomed Brian Salt, founder of Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre in... Continue reading
A case of Frank's Red Hot sauce at Costco

Salty Spice

Lisa
A taste for spice will help you reduce your salt intake. This has implications for anyone who’s trying to keep a cap on how much salt they eat.   Continue reading
artsy shot of half a wall clock

Time: My Enemy, My Friend

Lisa
The clocks fell back this weekend and we ostensibly acquired another hour of time. The cliche is that we gain “another hour of sleep” but a Michigan State University study reveals that we only gain twelve minutes of sleep. And... Continue reading
iPhone sitting on a stand

Text-ament II

Lisa
Oh, the texts we receive. From picking apart the tiniest of phrases and attempting to twist them, to just foolish and naive thoughts and ideas, we get ’em all. And just like our Mean Texts video series, I can’t possibly... Continue reading