Tag Archives: Olympics

How I spent my summer staycation

Normally I would keep a journal of my annual vacation travels, but this year we stayed put. What to do? One option might be to post a Yelp review of my Ultimate Staycation Package. (“Directions were spot on: walk downstairs, … Continue reading

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Beach Poets Society

“The Russians are not going gentle into that good night.”  – Olympic broadcaster calling a Women’s Beach Volleyball game between Russia and Brazil Welcome back to Rio and the semi-final match of Famous Poets’ Beach Volleyball. Coming up: the U.S. … Continue reading

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On writing the funny little frog

E.B. White once wrote that analyzing humour is like dissecting a frog: it’s gross and it smells like formaldehyde and you just know someone’s going to vomit. Classic E.B. White… While not everyone will agree with that statement, I think … Continue reading

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Pretty swift, sort of high, reasonably strong

A parody of Olympic proportions, taken from my book You’re Not Going to Eat That, Are You?, published by http://www.townships.ca. Welcome to Day 6 of the Average Olympics. So far the competition here in London, Ontario, has been mundane beyond … Continue reading

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