When Nothing Else Matters

It has almost been 400 blog posts as we come to my ten year anniversary in stand-up comedy.  In that time, this blog has amassed a global audience, that as of today, stands at 378 posts, not including this one, with an audience of 16,479 viewing The Stand Up Diaries 48,763 times in over 110 countries. Sure, the...

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The Canelo Plan

When someone is successful and does their job on only the biggest stages, in the most important and meaningful of events, you tend to take notice.  Especially if that person is professional boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. He is a professional boxer, having plied his trade for ten years as a professional.  He...

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With Apologies….To Whom?

Regardless of what you believe, if you’ve never been to Third Avenue United Church, you’re missing out on one of the city’s great historical landmarks. The church opened in 1913.  It closed a few years ago due to dwindling attendance, which made it hard to spend the money for its upkeep. Walking...

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The Tale Of Two……..

I have the complete series of the Sopranos on DVD, except Season 6 Part 2.  Some people like to call it binge watching, but to me, it’s called catching up on something I have never completed. The Sopranos set the stage for all these HBO and Netflix series that grace the airwaves.  The Sopranos, unlike most of...

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Is It Worth A Kick In The Head?

The year that passed has been unlike any other.  A global pandemic has…..oh, who gives a shit?  It isn’t worth talking about and being talked down to. There were some bright spots, although they were few.  The best moment for me was in April, when Tyson Fury KOd then heavyweight boxing champion Deontay...

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