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You posts your vacations and you takes your chance

You posts your vacations and you takes your chance

When I was in grade seven, seven people died in Chicago from taking Tylenol that had been laced with potassium cyanide somewhere along the distribution chain. My not-well-loved social studies teacher used the incident as the starting point of a discussion about our...
Yay! Science!

Yay! Science!

I don’t like a lot of clutter on my fridge but I do have a few magnets I love. Bonus: one holds tickets to the next event I’m attending, and one covers a mysterious dent in the stainless steel that was either caused by a visitor’s bike or Foster my...
June 29 – Actor/Author Q&A for Kids Help Phone

June 29 – Actor/Author Q&A for Kids Help Phone

Over a year ago I sort of accidentally held the first TV, eh? charity auction, raising $6800 for Kids Help Phone. When people told me they’d be happy to donate next year, I decided sure, I guess should do it annually. At least, annually-ish. I didn’t do it...
On sleevelessness and toothlessness

On sleevelessness and toothlessness

I say this with only the tiniest trace of bitter jealousy: Kirstine Stewart, CBC’s Executive Vice President of English Services, is a beautiful woman. The kind of woman whose immaculate appearance makes me feel like I have a piece of broccoli stuck in my teeth....

Joy to the blog

Last night I was scrounging around the old blog to find the name of the textbook that reprinted one of my articles (fruitlessly – apparently I didn’t post about it – so thanks, Google Books search, for letting me know it was Electronic Media...