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Flotsam & Jetsam · 1M ago

Just One Word

A lot of people I know choose a word or three words to use as a focus for their year ahead. Focus was the word I chose for myself in 2015 although I had to shift that focus a few times throu...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 1M ago

Diversifying My Media

There are a lot of complaints about the lack of diversity in film. In part, this is because there is a cycle of creation and consumption and, basically, we need to be putting our money where...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 1M ago

Life is Short

In the grand scheme of things, we get only a limited number of years to live out on this planet. My biggest take-away from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos all those years ago was just how brief human ex...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 1M ago

Twas the – Oh Damn, It’s Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas in my little flat That I share with my kid and a wee skittish cat I purchased new stockings and put up a tree But decor’s at a minimum this year for me I’ve n...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 3M ago

Progress with Yes

It took me a while but in March of this year I officially kicked off my Year of Yes. Since then I have said yes to things that normally I’d have hesitated to do. I had the time of my life ge...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 3M ago

Welcome to Lola the Yaris

When I bought the Minty Beast, my ’86 Tercel in January, I expected it would last me 6 to 12 months. I got nine. Toward the end of October, the brake light started going on without the brake...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 4M ago

Rock Legend up Close

Well, not too close but the floor tickets to Alice Cooper let me get about thirty feet from the stage. Could have pushed in closer but I was pretty comfortable and had a great view where I w...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 4M ago

Thankful for so much

This weekend is Thanksgiving here in Canada and I have the ingredients for a mostly traditional turkey dinner with pumpkin cheesecake awaiting me in the kitchen as I enjoy my morning coffee....
Flotsam & Jetsam · 4M ago

This has to stop

WARNING: this is not light reading; if you do not wish to read about sexual assault, please click away. This is personal and in places graphic, but it is important; I need to add my voice. B...
Flotsam & Jetsam · 5M ago

What is it about Mango?

Maybe I am showing my age, but when I hear whispers of “Mango…,” a part of my brain leaps to the SNL character played by Chris Kattan, the running gag being that the ambiguous character was ...