Negative Reviews: What I Learned From an Angry Hockey Mob

May 18, 2013

A few years ago – when I was living in Toronto – I met a lovely girl who overheard a conversation between myself and my fellow teachers: “Sorry – I know this might be weird – but I just moved here from the States and I was just wondering if maybe you could give some… Read More

Admit It: You’ve at Least Thought of Writing a Book…

May 14, 2013

Admit it: you’ve at least thought of writing a book. Maybe not a book – maybe a review, an Op-Ed piece, a short story, a play, an essay on things that you’ve learned, an essay on things that you haven’t learned, the perfect letter expressing what you really think of someone. The list goes on…. Read More

I’M A POD-HEAD

May 11, 2013

The other night at dinner, I asked some people which podcasts they listen to. The conversation went something like this: “What are podcasts?” “You know, POD-casts.” “You mean, those things on the left of iTunes that no one ever clicks on?” I’m what ‘they’ call, a ‘pod-head.’ I can’t get a cup of coffee without… Read More