12th April 2018

The suppertime playlist

The dog might be smart enough to figure out which hand is holding a Milkbone, but when faced with two loaded fists, he’s helpless. That’s why we don’t send our pets to the higher seats of governance.

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11th April 2018

Turn the pages

There’s something about a good book. Although I’ve joined the modern era and adopted an electronic reader, there’s still pleasure in the written word… one page at a time. If interrupted, I can set my story aside, take care of the immediate and then return without missing a beat. Try that with a movie in an expensive seat.

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9th April 2018

Following the details

I love my local news telecast. Where else would I turn for these three stories, one following the other? Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd April 2018

When the news story leaves me with more questions than answers, I’m left feeling [something, something, something]. Go ahead, CBC, test me. But please either take the time to score my efforts, or else point me to additional information.

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posted in education, media | 0 Comments | 259 words

29th March 2018

Too many to consume

The local restaurant industry is at it again. A whole month devoted to the art of the hamburger. In my case, a test of the validity of cognitive dissonance. In my heart, I realize that I’m not going to range about the province, from tip to tip, trying to work my way through an average of three plates, every day (there are 85 entries, this time around). Kitchens that usually get rated on the excellence of their pan-fried haddock have joined the rush.

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28th March 2018

A clash of steel

In the distance, a horse neighs. Within minutes, the clash of steel as a sword fight continues. I’m in a willing suspension of belief; why else would there be warriors in the very next room? Oh, right… a gaming console.

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8th March 2018

Real world vs fantasy

Sometimes, even great music can’t save a movie from its own inherent crappiness. Case in point, the third chapter of the Pitch Perfect series.  I watched, and then I went on with my life. After searching out the specs on a really expensive microphone, but that’s another tale.

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4th March 2018

A quick course in famous faces

I wonder who will win? Tonight, the world of cinema recognizes its own, and gives the rest of us a glimpse of how we might (walk, talk, dress)  if we were famous.

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27th February 2018

Forget the ashes of this Phoenix

Could someone nudge the CBC on the elbow, and whisper in an ear that “their online app for watching their programming is a failure”. Nicely. And could you also express astonishment at how the ad content plays flawlessly.

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14th February 2018

Presumptive champions

My preferred portion of the Games has started. Team Homan has just thrown their opening rocks against the “home town favourites” from Korea. Many ends to go, but I have high confidence in the win by the presumptive World champions.

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