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Why I Push Guts

February 7, 2013

The question has been raised as to why I am such an advocate for Kristen Johnston’s opus Guts. For those who have managed not to hear about it, the book is “a surprisingly raw and […]

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Match-making (Not)

January 21, 2013

I am not so naive as to believe that just because I like two people (or enjoy their work, or find their tweets of interest) that means they would automatically be a perfect match; for […]

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Pickerington Is A 4 Letter Word

September 29, 2012

Tonight I saw Paula. Performing, that is. Her stand-up comedy. Live on-stage at the gorgeous and intimate (only 588 seats) Lincoln Theatre. Paula is also gorgeous, although we were not intimate. Part of my excitement […]

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The Power of Positivity

July 17, 2012

It has been some time since I last posted about my forced retirement from a job I really enjoyed and did well. Over the past few years I have continued to operate my (former part-time) […]

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My Father, Martin and Gene

June 10, 2012

Fathers Day is just a week away. Before then, Dad will celebrate his 85th birthday. Martin Sheen’s 72nd is in August while Gene Simmons marks his 63rd later that same month. Connecting those three men […]

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My Brushes With Fame

September 12, 2010

Late last year, in another brush with fame, I mentioned that many years ago I worked at the Gift Shop of the Four Seasons Yorkville in Toronto. Although not as full of history as the […]