In A World Of Left vs. Right, I’m Stuck In The Muddle

For starters, yes, I am aware that I spelled muddle correctly.  Read on and you will understand the title. Things have noticeably changed in the last year in the local comedy scene.  I came back to that realization based on a comment another comic made about my stand-up only a few days ago.  There was no malicious...

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Calling Up Pride & Getting No Answer

I had a fellow comic from the city ask me a question a few days ago that I didn’t necessarily feel comfortable answering.  But I gave an answer that didn’t seem like it was the right one.  After a bit of time to think about it, I have a better answer. I was asked what I was most proud of in my comedy...

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The Off Button Is So Much Simpler

The great thing about life in Canada is that we have the ability to choose.  Choices we make are covered by the Constitution as one of the fundamental rights and freedoms that we, as Canadians, have.  Blood was shed in world wars for our rights to have freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of...

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To Stand Up Or Sit Down?

This week has not been much fun.  It has been uncomfortable, stressful and unfair.  It further complicates matters when you would like to speak up about the injustices without an army of facts to back it up.  It seems as if your gut feeling, deep down in your spirit is to be mocked and ridiculed.  You know what is...

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Shifting Sands

As a kid my friend and I used to love writing letters to sports teams and ask for autographed pictures.  I amassed quite a collection of autographed pictures from players who took the time to reply.  I received autographed pictures among others from Wendel Clark, Mario Lemieux and the most prized one of all was an...

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A Circle Takes 25 Years To Complete

Have you ever walked away from something you enjoyed doing that you thought might end up being your career?  You were full of enthusiasm and had high hopes when you started, then over time that flame of enthusiasm diminishes and turns into a flicker flame, then a spark, then dies.  Then little by little, after years...

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