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Chic Choc rum o’clock

February 15, 2018

I fell in love with rum on a trip to Cuba a few years ago and I haven’t turned back. It tasted clean and strong. It didn’t leave my belly with ‘the jimmies’. It is now my spirit of choice. Although rum has a strong relationship with my Maritime homeland of Cape Breton, I left… Read More ›

A surprising moment of calmness and clarity

I have a feeling that, in quoting the Blur song, this is a low. A low for politics, for society…for decency. As you can tell I’m a bit bummed. And so are a lot of you (probably). But, I was given something today I was surprised by. It is a children’s science book called Childcraft. First… Read More ›

Nalaz you fools: a restaurant review

E and I are cautious of trying new places because we have a toddler and a threenager. They are vivacious, mobile, illogically opinionated and sometimes they go feral. Anyway, we are wary. Nalaz Kitchen (formerly Cocos and many other things), has been being renovated for a while and finally opened on January 10th. Our curiosity led… Read More ›

Paw Patrol is Satanic

    Anyone who has seen this so-called cartoon knows that Paw Patrol is purest of evil. So very. It has control over the minds of our children. It sometimes has control over mine. The other day, someone asked me, “Who is on a roll?” I almost said Paw Patrol. Is everywhere. Always. For me, I’ve… Read More ›

The breakfast paradox

Fetish: time

I’ve always had a thing for watches. Sport watches, smart watches, technical watches, pocket watches with cartoon pin-up girls on them that my wife has given me as a gift …all of them. In fact, one of the first fights I had with my wife after we got married was about this collection of broken… Read More ›

How babies are made

I think it safe to say that most of you reading this were born. I mean sex was had, conception achieved, and a baby birthed. What I’m trying to get across is that we all owe a lot to sex. And, I think it is safe to point out, most people enjoy at least some… Read More ›

Extra Life 4: Something Stupid

Many things have happened in the past month. We moved into a wonderful new house. The tiniest monster had her first birthday. And I had my Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy birthday (42). That is why I’m only aiming for a donation total of $100 this year. It is the minimum, but right now, time… Read More ›

As per request: Stuff my toddler said

Preface My toddler is a three-year-old boy. He is ‘chatty’. Introduction After a recent poll, this is the post topic decided by thine: I would like to preface this that my son usually speaks with an intensity that is amplified by hand gestures that can only be described as gregarious yet necessary. I will break up… Read More ›


*Featured image courtesy of Andrea Beca. If you have a better name for a ‘pillaging of the draft pile’ post then leave it in the comments ya dingus. Eats and feats Eating out with kids can be a bit of a challenge. There is the fighting. The tears. The vomit inducing screams that sound like… Read More ›

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