Conditioning

conditioning present participle of con·di·tion (Verb) Verb: Have a significant influence on or determine (the manner or outcome of something). Train or accustom (someone or something) to behave in a certain way or to accept certain circumstances. Say what you will, we have all been conditioned.  We all have labels that, like it or not, we were born with.  To a certain …

Stranded’s Awesome: Straight Ahead

“There’s a cast of thousands here, livin’ in my head, All tryin’ to talk at once, saying I’m better off better off, As I tread the tightrope between demons and saints, The gather round, but I fix my gaze Straight ahead, through the storm…” Let me just say…the writer in me understands this first line much too well.  Thus we …

Things Can Only Get Better

Just a very quick note after mentioning this in Saturday’s Awesome posting. Took my eldest daughter, 12 year old Aurora to see Howard Jones last night…and it was AWESOME!!! Third row seats in a tiny theatre in Oakville, Ontario.  At one point I was musing about getting tickets for the second show that is tonight, but thought better of it. …

Stranded’s Awesome: The Presence of Other

I feel bad as there are two of these I want to do this week…but have to pick one and next week’s will become more of a review of the new Johnny English film. This week, however, three days after this posts (I am writing this almost a week ahead, so forgive if my math is messy) on October 25, …