CFL: PROUD TO BE A CANADIAN FOOTBALL FAN FOR LIFE

Why I still love the CFL after all these years! As we enter the latter half of the 104th Grey Cup Week festivities, I find myself harbouring emotions of another year fallen short for my local team. I believe it is now 26 years and counting since the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last tasted the cup.Continue reading “CFL: PROUD TO BE A CANADIAN FOOTBALL FAN FOR LIFE”

Book Review: Resistance by Nechama Tec

I picked up the book “Resistance” by Nechama Tec a few days ago in anticipation of Remembrance Day. My hope was that it would help me focus my mind and my spirit on the idea of sacrifice as I took the time to remember those who gave their lives for the sake of our freedomContinue reading “Book Review: Resistance by Nechama Tec”

The Thrill of Horror and the Hopeful Mystery

Tis the season to talk about horror… Not Surprising But Maybe Somewhat Surprising: Horror Is Popular Again! 2016 has seen the release of “The Conjuring 2”, along with a calculated (but highly rated) gamble by Fox in bringing The Exorcist to the small screen. Given that my favorite horror film, “The Conjuring” (2014), currently sitsContinue reading “The Thrill of Horror and the Hopeful Mystery”

From Prince To Prophet: Reflections on The Little Prince Part 2

  There is a scene in the film The Little Prince where the mother discovers the Aviator’s story (hand-written on a piece of parchment) in her daughter’s room and tosses it into the garbage. The mother insists that her daughter put aside such silly, childhood distractions and focus on what really matters- the finely detailedContinue reading “From Prince To Prophet: Reflections on The Little Prince Part 2”

The Battles That Unite Us: Reflections on The Little Prince

  “The world conspires to make us blind to its own workings; our real work is to see the world again.” – Adam Gopnik (in his commentary on The Little Prince) The 2015/16 film The Little Prince, directed by Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda), is based on the 1943 novel by French writer Antoine deContinue reading “The Battles That Unite Us: Reflections on The Little Prince”

Our Dreams Big and Small: Making sense of Giants and Spiders

“Remember that writing is translation, and the opus to be translated is yourself.” – E.B. White The late, great E.B. White (Happy Birthday) left behind a strong legacy of memorable stories and characters that have become something of a window in to the things he loved and the struggles he faced during his time onContinue reading “Our Dreams Big and Small: Making sense of Giants and Spiders”

Finding Me at the Intersection of 39 and 40

40 years. That’s a long time to be on this earth. My memory isn’t what it was even a few a years ago, but I can still remember being a young child and thinking, “man, 40 is so old!” Of course I didn’t understand what old was back then. I only knew a childhood thatContinue reading “Finding Me at the Intersection of 39 and 40”