If you were to do an image search for “the ideal man,” and you didn’t mind having that in your browser history, you would come upon image after image of jacked-up masculine figures of steel, sculpted and gleaming, tightly packed … Continue reading
Sometimes I have a hard time getting going. No, not that. Please: this is a family blog. I mean writing. Sometimes getting down to the writing is so difficult that I run out of things to do to avoid writing. … Continue reading
Posted in Family - whadya gonna do?, It Really Did Happen!
Tagged Big Jim's Sports Camper, fatherhood, GI Joe, humor, Johnny West, man cave, manhood, men, nostalgia, the 70s, writing
For many men, Valentine’s Day can be a bit of a tightrope, and this year it threatens to be even more so because of, well, tight ropes. This weekend will see the premiere of that movie about that book that’s … Continue reading
Posted in It Could Happen...
Tagged 50 shades of grey, cultural hype, gender, humor, I'm embarrassed even to be talking about it, men, men really don't want to see that movie, S&M, sex, Valentine's Day, women
The problem with stereotypes is that sometimes they’re true. Men and shopping is a good example. When I go shopping, I cease to see individual items. Instead, everything blurs into a wall of stuff, the white noise of consumerism. And … Continue reading
Posted in Holidays, Turn that radio on!
Tagged Christmas, consumerism, magi, men, radio. CBC Breakaway, shepherds, shopping, three kings, We Three Kings, wise men
I’ve been suffering facial trauma all week, ever since I shaved off my beard. I walk by a mirror and instead of my usual “Hey there, handsome” it’s “Aggh! Who are you?” And then I remember it’s me, only smoother. … Continue reading
I would like to apologize to the people of Maine. I would also like to apologize to the large segment of the Quebec population gathered in Maine during our recent visit. I mean, significantly large segment. Truly surprisingly large. Like, … Continue reading
I sprained my finger last night, and I say that in my role as not-a-doctor. But it has all the classic medical symptoms of a sprain: swollen; purple; owwy. I jammed it playing a game of knockout with the team … Continue reading