Toronto Mike

My 2 Cents

Total 433 Posts

The Problem with Chief Wahoo

Cleveland swept the BoSox and will face our Jays in the ALCS. It all starts Friday night. I've been intentionally referring to their team as "Cleveland" and not by the nickname "Indians" because I'm not comfortable with it. I know the story of Louis Sockalexis and understand it's meant as
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The Blue Pill or Red Pill?

You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.~ Morpheus in The MatrixMy friend, had he lived, would have
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The Sony Hack and North Korea

You've likely heard that North Korea hacked and threatened Sony because of The Interview, a Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy that was due to be released later this month.  It's all over the place, but I don't believe that's what's happened here. Yes, I believe Sony was hacked. By
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Don't Tell Me How To Celebrate Christmas

My friend's brother just posted this picture to Instagram. It's a sign currently on his front porch. I don't understand why it's any of his business how I celebrate Christmas. Why can't he celebrate Christmas his way with his family, friends and church without interfering with how anyone else celebrates
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Pillow Talk

I sleep on a very low, almost flat pillow. It's polar fleece and barely raises my head above the mattress. I don't think pillows come much lower than this one. It's always been my preference. When it comes to pillows, I guess you could say I'm a minimalist. Whenever I'm
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They Screwed Up My Special K

Special K was one of my favourite cereals. In fact, when I decided to reduce my caloric consumption in early 2012, Special K became my go-to breakfast. I visited Amsterdam in August 2012 and ate the Dutch Special K for breakfast at the hotel. It was flakes instead of our
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I Prefer a Push Mower

I own a home with both a front lawn and a back lawn, and I cut this lawn with a manual push reel mower. My mom recently had her yards landscaped so they don't have grass anymore, so she gave me her electric mower.  I used it exactly once before
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Let Them Play

My kids didn't have recess yesterday.  Well they had the break, but they were told they had to stay inside.  The powers that be deemed it too cold to play outdoors. I agree with this Toronto pediatrician who says the health benefits of staying active during winter far outweigh the
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