Growing Up So Canada is one hundred and fifty today. So as I sit at my kitchen table drinking my Molson Canadian and trying to think of a quick blog…
A recap of the last year in my life as a Councillor, Husband and Human.
Society “Welcome to Your Tape.”
Have you watched the show yet? Undoubtedly you have heard about Netflix’s most recent Original series. The plot is set against the aftermath of a young girl’s suicide and the 13 people that played a role in her decision to kill herself. Since it was released last month, there has been an onslaught of concerned parents’ groups that make the accusation that it glorifies suicide. Although, I can honestly say the revenge plot does seem pretty impressive at times, by the end of the series you are no longer left with any illusions about how painful these decisions are. Instead, we are left with what I think is the real indictment of our times. That for all of our connectivity, our posting in support of, the Je Suis Charlie’s, the I (heart) Insert tragedy/disease here or #CauseoftheDay, We have only become more horrible to each other. The message I took away from the show, is that it was not about Hannah (the girl who killed herself), rather this show was about the kids, or society that causes this isolation and pain through our selfishness and failure to understand and connect with each other. (more…)
Good day friends, as promised I am going to be doing a lot more work on the personal blog, and the professional channels, so make sure to come back early…
So, the longest election in modern Canadian history is over. It was a long and drawn out affair that culminated in the election of our second Prime Minister Trudeau.
The election was fraught with attack ads, race baiting, screaming supporters and a majority, that it seemed no one except my grandmother saw coming.(more…)
I’ll Tell You What I Know
As Canadians, we can picture the metaphor of walking through the snow quite easily. Every step is a struggle as you sink, sometimes a little, and sometimes right up to your crotch. Every time this happens your will to continue fades just a bit. It gets to the point that you stop looking in front to your goal and start either getting comfortable and secure in your current position, knocking others down who might occupy your space, or you start looking back to when you weren’t in the snow to a now fictionalized land of milk and honey that if only you could get back to, life would be so easy. The problem with both of these tactics is that neither gets you where you actually need to go. In fact, the result is often times that you end up knocking down someone who’s will could carry them to a shared goal, simply due to fear of them altering the certainty of your own footing. (more…)
Alright, Alright, Alright…
So Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan’s new film Interstellar came out this week. Besides killing it at the box office which was a forgone conclusion, it actually delivered on the quality expected as a follow up not to Batman, but the followup to Inception. (more…)
Wish I Was Here: Review
Those of you know me, might know that I am a bit of a monster when it comes to media consumption. One thing I particularly enjoy is going to the theatre, seeing a movie and then discussing it relentlessly afterwards. As an exercise for myself as a writer and as a means to give my wife a break from my constant analysis and reanalysis of movies and television shows, I’ve decided to start including reviews into my blog, the first of which will be for the Zach Braff written, directed and Kickstarter funded Wish I Was Here.