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Elmo Press Conference

Trump administration Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been replaced by popular Sesame Street character Elmo.

This is his first press conference: Read more

Super-Yacht Newsletter

 

This is a newsletter posted to the Super Yacht Community message board after the demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia : Read more

Bitter Writer

Bitter Writer is an advice column in which I answer any questions related to the literary world. Read more

Elevator

The other day I had an appointment at the hospital. Read more

Letter to our daughters

A friend of ours has two daughters. Read more

Trudeau Fan Fiction

 

As many of you know, I grew up in the same part of Ottawa as Canadian Prime Minister and Rolling Stone Cover Boy, Justin Trudeau. Read more

Trump’s Spotify List

World leaders making Spotify playlists for the public has become a thing. Read more

Billy Bishop Airport

Billy Bishop airport, which sits tiny and sweet on Toronto Island, has the feel of a Fisher Price toy. Read more

The ROM

The other day my wife Rachelle and I took our son Jones to the Royal Ontario Museum. Read more

In the park

Every park seems to have one. Read more

The Hater Mater

I am now in the App creation business. Read more

Pulmonary Rehab

 

I don’t much like the food here at Pulmonary Rehab. Read more

Garage Sale

A week or so ago Rachelle and I had a garage sale. Read more

Pulmonary Rehab

On the weekends almost all of the patients in my program at pulmonary rehabilitation go home. Read more

The Mandela Effect

Roger Moore died recently. Read more

Heidi Blog

 

Today I have given the Blog over to Heidi, our Miniature Dachshund: Read more

Pub Night

 

Last night was Pub Night at the rehab centre. Read more

Text Messages From Rachelle

 

These are the text messages my wife sent to me the other day: Read more

Day 7

 

As of this writing, I am on day 7 of a 6 week stint at a pulmonary rehabilitation facility. Read more

Day 3

As of this writing, I am on day 3 of a 6 week stint at a pulmonary rehabilitation facility. Read more

Diana

Across from me in the waiting room sits a mother with her adult son.
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Daily Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room Read more

United

Airports are stressful, infantilizing places. Read more

Heidi Blog (Medals)

Today I have given the Blog over to Heidi, our Miniature Dachshund:
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Leah McLaren and the media

Lordy. Read more

Harold Bornstein

You might recall Dr. Harold Bornstein. Read more

Cliffhanger

Donald Trump is the living embodiment of a cliffhanger. Read more

Justin Trudeau/Matthew Perry Fight

As most of you will recall, I went to high school with Matthew Perry. Read more

Text Messages

 

These are the texts messages I sent my wife in a recent conversation: Read more

Heidi Blog

 

Today I have given the Blog over to Heidi, our Miniature Dachshund: Read more

The Lake

There’s a stillness to waiting rooms.
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Letter to Margaret Atwood

 

The other day my book A Van Full of Girls 

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The Oscars and the Internet

 

I didn’t have much of an appetite for the Oscar’s this year. Read more

Heidi Blog

As many of you know we had to give up Heidi Read more

Subway

 

There’s construction up on Dupont Read more

Text Messages

These are the text messages I sent to my wife Rachelle the other day: Read more

Press Conference

 

Valentine’s Day Press Briefing by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer: Read more

Trump Photos

When Donald and Ivana Trump divorced Read more

Hospital Visit

In the foyer of the Toronto Western Hospital, a woman slightly past middle-age pushed a man in a wheelchair. Read more

Mary Tyler Moore Eulogy

Donald Trump delivers the eulogy for Mary Tyler Moore.

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Women’s March

As I was sitting at my desk on Saturday morning Read more

ESP Experiments

Our son Jones is just over 16 months old. Read more

Golden Globes

I was a teenager in the 1980’s Read more

Social Media for The Box Factory

As many of you know, I’ve been working at The Box Factory for a long time now. Read more

Heidi Blog

As many of you know we had to give up Heidi, our Miniature Dachshund, when it became vividly clear that she and our son Jones were not compatible. Read more

Christmas shopping on Queen West at dusk

Broken men, huddled near the doorway to the Salvation Army, look out at the passing shoppers. Read more

Massage Texts

These are the text messages that I sent to my wife Rachelle the other day: Read more

Twitter Essay

This is my version of a Twitter essay, Read more

Leaked Transcript

Locker Room Talk with Trump
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A Bird

I was walking up the street the other day  Read more

Trump Death Tweets

When President-elect Trump Read more

Text messages with Rachelle

Money is tight. Read more

Outside the Hospital

Now that I’ve achieved a state of relative health,  Read more

Saint Donald

Legendary basketball coach Bobby Knight is a staunch supporter of Donald Trump. 
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Curious George

Eulogies For The Damned Read more

Princess Margaret Hospital

Outside of the Princess Margaret Hospital people sat about taking in the unseasonable temperature. Read more

Clinton Wikileaks

A new batch of hacked Hillary Clinton emails were released by Wikileaks today.  Read more

Obscure Bible Verses About Baseball

The bible is long and weird. Read more

Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez was a pitcher for the Miami Marlins. Read more

Heidi Letter

As some of you may have heard, Heidi, our Miniature Dachshund of the last ten years, is no longer living with us. Read more

Bitter Writer

Dear Bitter Writer: Read more

Heidi Blog

Today I have given the Blog over to Heidi, our Miniature Dachshund: Read more

A Real Man

What are some of the qualities of a real man? Read more

Spring

The other day a couple of university students were walking up Madison. Read more

Jose Bautista

Baseball, my friends, baseball. Read more

Trump Fan Fiction

Although Donald Trump was in disguise Read more

Text Messages

These are the text messages that I received from my wife Rachelle Read more

Queen East

The other day Rachelle and I had lunch at Joy Bistro on Queen East. Read more

Bunz

I was recently invited to join the Bunz Trading Zone. Read more

Nadine Gelineau

It’s probably fair to say that in the year 1979, Ottawa was not a particularly “cool” place. Read more

Anxiety Nation Podcast

As many of you know I’ve long been interested in hosting a podcast. Read more

Heidi Cruz

Super creepy Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz
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The New Edinburgh Pub–A clean, well lighted place

There is no doubt that we will all be pulled into the shadows of this life at one time or another Read more

Trump Penis Tweets

Donald Trump’s penis size came up at a recent Republican debate. Read more

Found Postcard

Found Postcard Read more

Trigger Warnings

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is always controversial. Read more

Putin Judo Speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ex-wife, Lyudmila, just married a man Read more

Jones Dreams

Dreams I’ve had since Jones, our six month-old son, was born: Read more

Text Messages

These are the text messages that I received from my wife Rachelle, Read more

Andy Murray Match Fixing

Scottish born Andy Murray, a Wimbledon champion who is ranked second in the world in men’s tennis, is a distant relative of mine. Read more

Militia men on Alan Rickman

The standoff continues. Read more

David Bowie/Oregon Standoff

It’s been over a week now since Ammon Bundy and his armed band of Constitutional enthusiasts Read more

The Citizens for Constitutional Freedom

Only white people could come up with a name like The Citizens for Constitutional Freedom. Read more

Beautiful Boy

Christmas evolves. Read more

Trump Christmas Movies

Donald Trump discusses Christmas movies: Read more

Hospital Food

Hospital food is an atrocity. Read more

My Trump Protest

As I disagree with Donald Trump on everything, I’ve decided to do something about it. Read more

Rocky IV and American Violence

The other day I watched the movie Rocky IV. Read more

International Men’s Day

My favourite holiday of the year is International Men’s Day. Read more

Heidi Blog

Today I have given the Blog over to Heidi, our Miniature Dachshund: Read more