Montreal: A Hot Stroll Through Sainte-Cunégonde

Yesterday, being perhaps the hottest day of the summer thus far, with high heat and humidity warnings in place, I foolishly decided to take a stroll. The parts of Montreal I passed through included St. Henri, Little Burgundy (I can’t get used to La Petite-Bourgogne … ), and Point St. Charles, known as The Point toContinue reading “Montreal: A Hot Stroll Through Sainte-Cunégonde”

Welcome To Montreal Casey Kasem!

Well, there is a rumour that his wife, Jean, misunderstood the concept of a ‘Bucket list’, figuring it meant things to do after kicking the bucket, not before. The strange saga of radio personality Casey Kasem’s illness and subsequent death continues. You may recall that while the legendary host of American Top 40 was veryContinue reading “Welcome To Montreal Casey Kasem!”

World Cup 2014, Fair Play, and a 7-1 Match Result

But tell me, what part of fair play, role modeling, and Beautiful involves running up the score to 7 goals? Okay, it’s been a few days since the German drubbing of host-country Brazil in the semi-final of FIFA’s World Cup 2014. FIFA has long touted their support of fair play, particularly at its flagship event.Continue reading “World Cup 2014, Fair Play, and a 7-1 Match Result”

The Popularity of Soccer In My Neighbourhood

At one time the suggestion that soccer would usurp softball as the sport of choice for boys and girls during the summer would have been met with derisive chuckles. Yet there it is. With the FIFA World Cup in Brazil wrapping up this weekend much has have been written and said about the state ofContinue reading “The Popularity of Soccer In My Neighbourhood”

Gerry Goffin, Songwriter With Carole King, Dies at 75

The world is a less lyrical place today … According to the New York Times: Gerry Goffin, who collaborated with Carole King to write some of the biggest hits of the 1960s, songs that endured through generations and became classics, including “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?,” “Up on the Roof,” “One Fine Day” and “TheContinue reading “Gerry Goffin, Songwriter With Carole King, Dies at 75”

The Big 5 – When was your last Duh moment?

There I was sitting behind the wheel of our new 2012 Hyundai Elantra, a fine car by any standard. I think one’s initial reaction when they first get into their new automobile is to take a look at all those dials and twiddly-bits, buttons and sliders that you’ll be using when driving.  It’s always aContinue reading “The Big 5 – When was your last Duh moment?”

Canadians: Nudes and Prudes

According to a new poll from the Federation of Canadian Naturists (FCN), Canadians are loosening up when it comes to getting starkers. The FCN surveyed 1,015 Canadians aged 18 and over about their experience and attitude toward nudity and naturism, a followup to a survey the group conducted in 1999. … (when) Musique Plus, firstContinue reading “Canadians: Nudes and Prudes”

Report Card Angst

As we angle in on the end of yet another school year I can’t help but be impressed by the approach taken by current educators to ensure that students enjoy the season, even after a long tiring year. My significantly better half, a seasoned teacher herself, tells me of the enjoyable activities and positivity thatContinue reading “Report Card Angst”

My Grandfather’s Lexicon

I’ve always liked the word lexicon, defined as the vocabulary of a language, an individual speaker or group of speakers, or a subject. I wonder if the words and terms used by denizens of Guadalajara make up a Mexicon? Or if those witty utterances of the wee lucky green people from Ireland constitute a Lexichaun? IfContinue reading “My Grandfather’s Lexicon”

D-Day Tweets

DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and onContinue reading “D-Day Tweets”