Three Years and Eight Days Ago Today

Seems I missed it. November 15th was my third Blogiversary...I have written a few of these "review" pieces in the last three years and they always feel like one of those 1970s or 80s TV episodes where they go back and review the show in order to cheat from having to come up with an full original script. However, in another sense, it is fun to go back and read some of my old material. Okay, so how to begin... Once upon a time, on November 15, 2010 in a farmhouse about 20 KM northwest of Newmarket, Ontario, Canada... Yes, three years posting, first on the WordPress site, and now for about six months on my self-hosted site. Of course I have been writing a lot longer than that, but this site was when I first took it off the [Read more...]

42 + 1

My 14 year old is standing behind a microphone and professionally recording some Broadway tunes as her Christmas present for her grandmother. Thus begins year 43 of this existence...as of today. Yes, she is really 14. Her sister is nearly 13. This is not easy to fathom as I still recall being that eight-year old with the rusted bike meeting his buddies behind the old Gulf service station to look at that first Playboy and feeling horribly guilty just flipping pages. Some days I still feel like that boy...others I wonder where he went. Either way, I have teenage daughters. I feel like my newest character in Adventures of Jamie as I keep thinking her opening line, How the hell did I get here? From the eight-year old altar boy to the [Read more...]