It’s funny how we grieve. Over the holidays, two friends, both of whom I’d known for roughly 25 years passed away. The first was my college room mate and life long buddy, Frank. His passing was unexpected and devasting for both his family and friends. My plans to go to his funeral were ruined by […]
As many of my friends are aware, my father and I were involved in an awful traffic collision on Thursday night. We walked away alive but are still feeing the effects of three impacts that made the car a compete write off. Last night, I received the good news that the other driver involved […]
I never really bought into the Toronto hate thing because resenting success and money is a tired cliche. Having said that, I’ve got to admit, after living in the GTA for two years, with all due to respect to my many friends here, this place really is douche bag central. Toronto is the only place […]
There’s a story in the National Post about a CBC executive producer who was willing to ignore complaints about Ghomeshi’s behaviour four years ago. The Ghomeshi scandal is twisting and turning to a new ugly shade of grey every day. The serial nature of his violence against women is at the very core of […]
A Toronto Maple Leaf fan is suing Maple Leaf owners Roger’s Entertainment Group for emotional distress. Forty six year old Dustin Simmons was born in 1968 and has never seen his home town heroes hoist the Stanley Cup in celebration. Simmons is claiming that the longtime Maple Leaf slogan “Go Leafs Go!!!” has caused severe […]
Some friends of ours, Steve and Nancy just had a baby daughter. It got me thinking. When our first child was born, like many couples, we split the night feeding shifts. Baby Ronin’s schedule was to feed at 11:30 p.m. (which I did so my wife could go to bed earlier) and 4:30 a.m. (which […]
I will be taping my very first DVD on Saturday October 16th at the Cabaret Juste Pour Rire. The show will be hosted by CBC radio host Steve Patterson and also feature the improv/stand up genius David Pryde.