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Earlier today, I spoke with Liona Boyd for 1.5 hours. It was awesome. You can hear it here. During this convo, I asked Liona about recording Tears Are Not Enough. I mean, of course I did. That's what I do! Liona mentioned that she had no idea who escorted
Quick... name some great mullets.... In the 70s, there was David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust. In the 80s Bono rocked a mullet, as did several NHL players, including Ron Duguay. In the 90s, Jaromir Jagr and Billy Ray Cyrus were mullet flagbearers. But by the end of the 90s, the
Do you remember Get a Life? It was a Chris Elliott sitcom that aired on Fox in the early 90s and I loved it. The opening theme was REM's Stand and Chris Elliott played Chris Peterson, an adult with a paper route who lived in an apartment above his parents'
Photo taken in the Distillery District on June 15, 2013.
I sometimes think about that second week of March 2020 when everything changed. That Friday happened to be a Friday the 13th, and I had a few Toronto Mike'd guests visiting my basement, as well as Peter Gross for his podcast Down the Stretch and Mark Hebscher for his podcast
When I was a younger man, I'd check for two items before leaving the home: wallet and keys. Then, in my 30s, I added an item. I'd check for three items before leaving the home: wallet, keys and phone. Today, there's a vital fourth item added to the list. I
As a kid, I found myself in possession of a VHS cassette featuring a series of old Popeye cartoons. And when I say old, I mean old. These shorts were from the 1930s and included such gems as Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali
The plan for this morning was an episode of Toronto Mike'd with Rick Hodge. We have some catching up to do, and 10 jams to kick out. Rick, however, lives north of the city, so we've postponed so he doesn't have to drive home in a snowstorm. Rick was going
Yesterday, my buddy Elvis dropped by for our annual Festivus episode. That includes the airing of grievances, and one of his grievances was that this blog sucks. I've heard this from him before. In fact, way back in 2013, I launched a stand-alone podcast entitled "Your Blog Sucks" because that
According to CAHI, there was an estimated 8.3 million cats and 8.2 million dogs in 2018, in Canada. Leads help to keep your dog safe and under control when in public. There are many different lengths, widths, styles, and types of dog leads. Some leads are better for
According to 150 StatCan, there were 383,102 births in Canada, in 2016. Newborns are precious and very delicate when you are first born, which is why you need to familiarise yourself with how to hold your baby correctly. Our guide will help to give you more insight into how
According to an online survey, over the past year, 42% of Canadians say they went on a diet with the intention of losing weight. Losing weight can often be a very difficult thing for people to do. Often you need to make lifestyle changes, instead of just skipping a few
This afternoon, I was given a tour of the Furniture Bank at 25 Connell Court near Kipling and Evans. It's quite remarkable what's happening there. Here's what they do in their own words, and then I'll follow that up with my own words and photos. Furniture Bank is committed to
Last month, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a report of Canada’s 26 biggest cities, and it found that Toronto was one of the worst cities for women in the workforce. The results confused many Toronto residents on the street as the city is known for its liberal
Canadian drinking enthusiasts may be dismayed at rising taxes on alcohol and spirits, but Canadian alcohol brands may be looking to grow business abroad for a multitude of reasons. Canada is now known as one of the countries with the laxest laws on marijuana after the federal Cannabis Act came
According to reporting from CBC, a federal agency is doing exploratory research into tracking public employees with smartwatches in order to lower healthcare costs. The Impact and Innovation Unit is doing the research, and it is part of Prime Minister Trudeau’s Privy Council Office. In West Virginia, a teachers’
There are new rules for flying drones in Canada. These come into effect on June 1, 2019. Before we look into these new rules, let's understand that "drone" is a term used to refer to any type of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). You're not going to be able to
In my hood, many kids grow up playing lacrosse. It's not uncommon to spot automobiles sporting a Mimico Mountaineers bumper sticker. Forever I've seen the St. Michael's College Kerry Blues logo. I just assume these cars belong to the proud parent of a St. Mike's student athlete. Only recently did
Happy Valentine's Day. I choo-choo-choose you.
2018 was a year of personal growth, and as it comes to a close, I'm awfully proud of where I'm at heading into 2019. I have four healthy, smart and sweet kids, a strong and healthy marriage, a personal best for KMs biked and I'm feeling great physically and psychologically.
The first comment left on this blog by Cheryl was "I want to say I am happy. I live in Toronto, but am a Habs fan. That's just the way it is. I love my Habs and I also like the Phoenix Coyotes. I hate the Leafs." That was November
I'm a big fan of tee shirts. I wear a tee shirt or two just about every day of the year. Even in the dead of winter I'll wear a tee shirt under my jacket. I'm guessing I have about twenty tees in my current rotation. The oldest one I
Today, I paid my first visit to the newly opened Palma's Kitchen at 3485 Semenyk Court in Mississauga. I biked there, so I arrived nice and hungry. This brand new eatery is right next door to the old Palma Pasta hot table. It looks amazing, sells hot and fresh food,
Ever since I moved into my current home almost five years ago, I've mowed my lawns with a manual push mower. The trick, I've learned, is to do it frequently, because it can be difficult if the grass gets too high. My neighbour is going through a rough patch and