COVID-19: Interview With Virus God

Here we are. Day 752 of COVID-19 self-isolation, or at least it feels that way. I dare say nerves are starting to fray. When the pandemic was first declared, it was easy for governments to act. The keyword was: close. The virus was running rampant and so we were all instructed to stay home. “StayContinue reading “COVID-19: Interview With Virus God”

Weird Job Interview

I have to imagine most of us have had an experience that gives us pause for thought over the years. One such event happened to me about twenty-five years ago. I was between contracts and looking for a job. This was before the Internet was commonly accessible and most job hunting was still done viaContinue reading “Weird Job Interview”

Beware Canines Baring K-9s

If you read this blog with any regularity you will know that once the City of Montreal announced a pit bull by-law, I took it upon myself to seek out and interview an actual pit bull. This led to me subsequently being contacted and let in on how pit bulls were coping with the enactedContinue reading “Beware Canines Baring K-9s”

Montreal Pit Bulls Take Action Against Ban

This week Montreal’s controversial pit bull law goes into effect. By the weekend the long arm of the law will be extended to the canine world. When the law was first announced I took it upon myself to interview a pit bull. Now that we are about to see how the law works once putContinue reading “Montreal Pit Bulls Take Action Against Ban”

Squawking Flock – Not Murder – of Crows Explained

For the last week or so my neighbours and I have been awakened just before sunrise by the sound of crows swooping about and cawing, landing in trees and squawking.  Yesterday I had the good fortune to be able to ask one of these crows a few questions when he dropped by my bird feeder.Continue reading “Squawking Flock – Not Murder – of Crows Explained”

I Nominate “Pivot” as 2016 Most Overused Campaign Word

After what feels like decades the US election campaign is down to the last four days. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are picking up the pace as they crisscross the country in a last effort to secure votes. Perhaps the only group more fatigued than the candidates are the umpteen surrogates who continue to popContinue reading “I Nominate “Pivot” as 2016 Most Overused Campaign Word”

Interview With a Montreal Pit Bull

Support for Montreal’s proposed ban on pit bulls has dropped significantly since it was first introduced. In the immediate aftermath of the deadly attack on a woman by a dog last June support was strong. Perhaps a bit of a knee-jerk reaction to the sad and tragic incident, without waiting to see how things pannedContinue reading “Interview With a Montreal Pit Bull”

It Ain’t Rock & Roll: The Biography of Drummer John Kerrison

“Right from when I was twelve years old, all that I ever really wanted to do was play the drums” Author Robin E. Hill’s  book, It Ain’t Rock & Roll: The biography of drummer John Kerrison, which is available from Amazon, traces the life of a British rock & roll drummer from his early yearsContinue reading “It Ain’t Rock & Roll: The Biography of Drummer John Kerrison”

Interview With Twitter’s #Hashtag

DCM:  Thanks for taking a few moments from your busy day to talk to me Hashtag. I know you’re got a lot on because you are the only thing that is always trending on Twitter, albeit in conjunction with something else. #:         It’s my pleasure. You’re right, I’m always visible whenever you check what’s hotContinue reading “Interview With Twitter’s #Hashtag”

Summer Rerun: Interview with Twitter’s #

Here is my interview with perhaps the most important driving force at Twitter; the Hashtag. DCM:  Thanks for taking a few moments from your busy day to talk to me Hashtag. I know you are busy because you are the only thing that is always trending on Twitter, albeit in conjunction with something else. #:        Continue reading “Summer Rerun: Interview with Twitter’s #”