Archive for February, 2018

Walkin’ (Too Much!) In Memphis

There’s no need to park in downtown Memphis and walk ten city blocks to your destination. We know that now! Looking back, I can’t remember why we did this on our second-last day in the city. It wasn’t the only... Continue reading

Walkin’ In Memphis

It had been about twenty years since I first visited Graceland. Elvis purchased the mansion, on nearly 14 acres of land, in 1957. The sellers doubled the price to about $100,000 once they found out who the buyer was. The... Continue reading

Drivin’ To Memphis

I hope you have your traveling pants on. This week, I’m taking you on our road trip where we visited (or at least passed through) eight US states, brought home some contraband (you can lie by omission at the border,... Continue reading
At sunset, a couple sitting on a bench with their dog at their feet, watching the water. They're seen from behind.

Eight Days a Week Times Two

I’m taking a two-week hiatus. No radio show. No news-hounding, at least not like usual. And no blog posts. Continue reading
doodle of musical notes and a set of headphones plugged into a heart

Throwback Thursday – Giving Into Temptations

Picture it: 1984. Or was it ’85. No matter. I was working as a “swing” host at all-hit-radio CKSL. Think CFTR but in London, Ontario. Swing means my shifts swung around the clock. There were a couple of overnights, an... Continue reading

Pressing Matters

A report last week claims the federal Heritage Ministry is considering a bailout for Canada’s newspaper industry. While the struggling middle-class in that industry attempts to keep its jobs, our Liberal government might reward the CEOs for their greed and... Continue reading
wood-framed, four-pane window with "Life begins" in script in the upper left pane and "with coffee!" in the lower right pane. Coffee is in capital letters.

Love Letters

It’s been too cold to drag a saw out of the shop and cut wood. Too cold to sand or stain or paint for that matter, even in shop #2 in our basement. But it’s not too cold for stencils.  Continue reading
red heart with cracks throughout it

Love’s Labour’s Lost

It’s possible that I’m falling out of love with my first love: media. Okay, you got me. My first love was Donny Osmond but that was unrequited so it doesn’t count. Media has mostly loved me back even when I... Continue reading
Canadian flag in the shape of a heart

Two Little Words

Changing the lyrics to O Canada to “of us” from “thy sons” set social media on fire. Here’s a sampling of comments from the CJBK Facebook page.  Continue reading

Throwback Thursday – Winner’s Circle

It’s been nine long/short months since we lost our Dad to complications of Parkinson’s disease. Grief is like that. It’s fast but it’s also slow. I feel it most acutely on weekends because that’s when I’d hit the road to... Continue reading