‒Do you think Gloria Steinem will have a federal holiday when she passes, like Martin Luther King? ‒I don’t think so. Women are the lowest common denominator. When Gloria dies, she will make the headlines on CNN, there will be a few television specials, and the world will go back to Game of Thrones. ‒You … Continue reading
Fuck you Texas and your dumb ass fucking laws for acquitting Ezekiel Gilbert for the murder of Lenora Ivie Frago. He thanked God, his lawyers, and the jury for being able to “see what wasn’t the truth.” – Gawker The only truth is that you’re a murderer, Ezekiel Gilbert, and you have a skewed and flawed … Continue reading
“I prefer using full sentences with Tiny Geek, so she can form her own words and practice her own sentences. I want to talk to her when she is feeling frustrated, so she can learn to communicate her feelings. I have to remind myself that she is just three, and I want to maintain my … Continue reading
You have to describe (and live) the difficult choices. You have to figure out who you will disappoint or offend. Most of all, you have to be clear about what’s important and what you won’t or can’t do. —Seth Godin, Your manifesto, your culture Bloggers, the internet is ours. That moment you’re sitting in front … Continue reading
Venture Communications CEO Arlene Dickinson wakes up with a healthy dose of hope and a hint of fear. A leading Canadian business figure, Arlene uses fear as motivation. I have tremendous respect for this woman, at least, her public persona: Arlene leads with integrity and heart, actively supports charities, and seems like a genuinely decent human being. … Continue reading
“You can’t let the animals die in a movie… only the women”. —Sam Rockwell, Seven Psychopaths A few months ago, a blogger published a controversial post about pay equity. The young woman took an unpopular stance on gender income difference and the concept of equal pay for work of equal value: it didn’t matter if a … Continue reading
Mom and I were laughing. We hadn’t spent any time together lately, and to be sitting beside her, exchanging offensive jokes was a welcome distraction. Mom was living by herself in a quaint apartment north of Montreal. I was living with my girlfriend in the heart of downtown. We were both working, both caught up … Continue reading
I once knew a tragic figure who lived with severe depression. Sadly, I thought he was suffering from a bad back. This is the most I have ever written about this man. Thank you for reading this.
A Clown on Fire will be sporting the Human Rights Campaign colours for the next couple of days, in support of marriage equality, and love. And you? ADDENDUM—As I stated on Facebook: If you aren’t supportive of gay marriage, I’m judging you.
A short reflection on alcohol, and sobering up. In the movie Smashed, the main character played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead admits that her recent sobriety has been somewhat anticlimactic, and that after enjoying a life of debauchery, kicking the habit did not transform her life into a fairy tale. If anything, life is now sporting a … Continue reading