As we struggle through whatever this is just remember how bored we were before there was something to struggle through. I remember sitting still with my legs hung over the edge of an eroded-out lake embankment, staring at a breathing body of water as the sun danced crystals upon it and in that moment realize…
Evive a pleasant surprise
EVIVE: Ice cubes look like space food, don’t taste like space food, and fill your food space.
Alberta removes physical distancing rules for classrooms
According to Edmonton Public School Board’s communication consultant Anna Batchelor, it will not be. That doesn’t mean concerned parents are out of luck.
*Editor’s note: This is a pseudo sponsored post. You see, I enjoy Nude Vodka. Just the right amount of flavour. So, I thought I would contact them (they didn’t contact me) as they have their Pride Pack’s supporting the LGBTQ2S+ community this month. Yes, it is nearly the end of the month, but screw that….
A movie, a book, a meal, and a mantra
This is not a fluffy collection of happy go lucky recommendations. I would not suggest some of these to those who are prone to the sads. These are things I enjoy, you may not.
Happenstance Happy Dance
Picking up the littlest from daycare the other day provided me with a healthy reminder to check my assumptions. “Before you check out, I have an incident report to review with you.” the daycare employee said to me. Oh shit. Oh shit. Oh shit. My brain screamed. I turned my head. I squinted at the…
I Got Hustled at Heritage Days (alternative title: I may need to learn how to clarify expectations in advance or use straight talk in front of my kids)
I hate disappointing my kids. Truly. Although, is there anyone that is like, man, I love disappointing my kids. It’s glorious. Watching their little faces fill with sadness, I live for that! So, I try to set reasonable expectations. We are going to Heritage Days. We have bought tickets in advance. We have this much…
Can We Just Take A Moment?
The air has been filled with noise lately. So much noise. The radio, like the comment section, is an angry buzz of change and frustration. People are stretching, just as others are huddling. How’d we get here? We’re stuck in these endless cycles of “busy” and just “one more sec,” “one more email,” and “one…
Episode 47: Japandrew
Mr. Andrew Paul came back from visiting the land of the rising sun with a series of very good questions. He thought he’d ask me them. And more! This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast Network. Thank you to Andrew Paul and the Edmonton Community Foundation for the recording space and production help. Thanks to…
Episode 46: BTS_TWT
As a father to two kids who are under five years of age, I need to try new things. So, in this incarnation of The UnDad Podcast, I review several songs by the South Korean super boy band BTS. With the help from Twitter of course. This episode is powered by ATB and sponsored by the Alberta Podcast…