All posts filed under “Odds & Ends

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Homegrown Hair

I usually get my hair cut about once a month. Short. Same place; same barber. My last haircut was in late January, before I traveled to Vietnam, way before things got locked down here, and I was getting kind of scruffy. We have an old… Read More

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Snobby tea?

Back in late summer of last year, when Candy Minx and I started The Agency Podcast, I took to having a cup of tea during the podcast. I learned quickly that having a beverage handy is important if you’re going to record a conversation often… Read More

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Unintended Consequences?

Has anyone else noticed that since we’ve all been lying low and staying away from one another, the spam calls have dried up. No more duct cleaning calls. No more computer voices from the fake Service Canada telling me there is a warrant out for… Read More

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What happened?

When I awoke this morning, the first thought bubbling up from the depths of my ever-so-tiny brain was, “I think it’s time to shave off my beard”. And so I did it before my better judgement could kick in and stop me. I would have… Read More

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Radio Break

I had an interesting exchange on Twitter with a local talk radio host the other day. He tweeted concern for people suffering from anxiety during our current collective struggle with the Covid-19 virus, due to heightened concern in the community. I responded, noting that his… Read More

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What a way to go

“Mad Mike” Hughes is dead. He launched himself skyward in a steam-powered rocket yesterday in an effort to prove to himself that the earth is flat. He had to see for himself. Most of the rest of us have accepted that we live on a… Read More

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The Tulip

The Tulip, a Toronto diner/steakhouse which has been around for 90 years, has closed. They posted the following on Facebook: “Unfortunately, business conditions have changed regarding our lease agreement in ways we can no longer accommodate, and we have been left with no choice.” I… Read More

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Today

I hopped into Hobie’s magic bus and we barrelled down the QEW toward Hamilton and a visit to the Art Gallery of Hamilton. There are a couple exhibitions that interest me up right now. One is This is Serious: Canadian Indie Comics and the other… Read More

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Now that’s an entrepreneur!

There are crews out on Twenty Seventh Street paving the street today after about 3 months work replacing water mains. There are front-end loaders, dump trucks, big-assed rollers and paving machines up and down the street. Dust blowing around everywhere. And what do I hear?… Read More