I'm a 47 year old writer, amateur photographer and amateur dad living in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
Leave My Cargo Pants/Shorts Alone
Recently, there has been a growing war. It's not a war on Christmas. It's not a war on... whatever else people go to war over. It's a war, and a very personal war for me that I am determined to win. The war is against my beloved cargo shorts and cargo pants. It would appear that in the last few years this style has fallen out of favour with critics. And as a diehard owner and wearer of cargo clothing, all I have to say is that I will continue the fight to keep the style relevant and alive. Cargo clothes are clothes worth wearing!
Four Months on from My Marriage Ending
It's been four months since my wife unceremoniously left me. I wrote about the experience a few months back. I just reread it, and tears are flowing down my face. I have shed more tears in the past four months than ever before in my life. My wife leaving me truly is the worst thing that has ever happened to me.
My Story for Bell Let's Talk Day
January 30, 2019 is Bell Let's Talk day in Canada. It's a day where Canadians everywhere are invited to discuss mental health issues. Oh, and of course, a day to promote Bell. There is no shortage of people who are critical of this aspect—the fact that it is a giant, multi-billion dollar company using mental health awareness to get its own name out there. Regardless, the concept is a good one because discussing mental health is never a bad thing. So, despite the criticism, it's a good day to openly discuss mental health. And it gives me a chance to talk about ME! Who doesn't want an opportunity to talk about themselves, am I right?
Je Suis Charlie... Still!
It's hard to believe that four years have passed since the brutal attack on the Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, France. If you recall, on January 7, 2015, Islamic terrorists entered the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and opened fire, killing 11 and injuring 12. The extremists were upset that the magazine had printed cartoons depicting their prophet, Mohammad.
She Left Me
It was a Saturday. I was upstairs. My wife came up and she asked me to come downstairs. When I got to the living room, my parents were there. My wife said that they were going to take me to their home in another city for a few weeks while she and our kids had a break from me. I have mental illness and due to other life circumstances, I was not doing quite as well as I would have liked. So, it seemed like she just wanted a breather and then we would get together in a few weeks' time and work on patching things up.
Donald Trump, DON'T SHOOT!
What in the world is Donald Trump thinking this time??? Yesterday, the man made some pretty intense threats against Central American migrants heading north towards the US right now, calling for possible military force to be used against them.
Concert Review: Brothers Osborne with Charlie Worsham
As the almighty Supersuckers sang in the past, "Rock and Roll record ain't selling this year." And it's true. Rock seems to be "deader than dead" as Marilyn Manson puts it.
New Slipknot Music!
The first time I saw Slipknot live, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. It was mass chaos. The crowd was insane. There was more people on the stage than I've ever seen in band. They were leaping into the crowd. I remember being kicked in the head by one of the guys from the band as he dove in. It was loud, intense, the light show was seizure educing. They jumped around, slammed into each other, pounded on metal beer kegs. Well, anyone who knows the band is pretty darn familiar with this anyway. This was at least 20 years ago now, when I was much younger and they were much younger. They had this insane, intense energy that the young seem to be able to have and sustain.