A Speshal Guest Blogger

The school year is wrapping up.  And what a year, Alex has come so far with her preschool learning all sorts of things about Canada, letters, numbers, and, well, getting along with others.  Zyler is on his last couple days of grade one.  I have to tell you, that was an amazing year to watch…

Sunday Mise en Place (June 19 to 25, ‘017)

Summer has officially arrived, happy day, welcome to the first Mise en Place of the dry, hot season.  The kids are done the school year come Wednesday, and then we have to figure out what to do with them all the time.  And soon, I will be searching for new innovative ways to defeat the…

A.D.: After Death by Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire, Book 2

I was a little shocked when searching through my archives for my review on book one of A.D., and found that I had read it back in November last year.  It felt fresh in my head, and I knew exactly what had occurred in the little book, despite not reading it for over seven months.  I…

Vegas Golden Knights Mock Draft

This website is anything but a sports site.  I rarely speak about my love of hockey, or my beloved Calgary Flames.  However, with tonight’s expansion draft, there is a rare opportunity for some fun.  Trying to decipher Las Vegas’s plan going into tonight has been one of the biggest debates in hockey for months.  With…

The Hazards of Scrabble

Is Scrabble truly safe for our children?  Is Scrabble safe for adult consumption?  The crossword board game that allows 2 to 4 users at one time has been around since 1938.  Requiring keen senses in vocabulary, spelling, anagramming, and strategy, the word game is praised for its educational and entertainment properties.  Often used as a…

Father’s Day Mise en Place (June 12 to 18, ‘017)

Happy Father’s Day to, well… to me.  More importantly, to my amazing father, who does too much for everyone else.  And all the fathers, grandpas, uncles, and dudes in a fatherly role.  The kids are off having some quality time with Grandpa right now, so let’s get moving on this Sunday’s Mise en Place.  The…

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

Oh, Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns.  Easily one of the greatest comic books ever written.  I originally read this book back in the 90’s during my high school days.  The then 20+ year-old book, now 30+, is an essential read for any comic book enthusiast.  I recall the shift in me brought on by this…

Five Kids Books for Fathers Day

The big day is around the corner, father’s day.  Today I visited Alex’s daycare for a special concert.  It was adorable.  I shared a cute clip on my Twitter, check it out.  Anyways, in anticipation for the weekend I though I would reshare some of my favourite books that are perfect for sharing on fathers day….

Sunday Mise en Place (June 5 to 11, ‘017)

Welcome to another round of the Sunday Mise en Place.  The weekly series is where I get to pour it all out, from what is happening in my world to my blog.  Anyways, this is going to be a quickie today so let’s get right into what is going on… What’s Going On- I had…

Famous Canadian Duels (Part One)

News came out earlier on some of the legislations choices on modernizing Canada’s justice system.  In an attempt to weed out some of Canada’s dated laws, some proposed repeals were made.  Meaning, they are taking out some laws that date back to over a century ago.  First, I am very excited that it will be…

National Accordion Awareness Month #NAAM

Usually I do not like to get too serious on my blog, however, June is a very important month.  I am not talking about LGBTQIA Pride Month- though much respect.  This year, for June, I have decided to support another valuable cause.  Therefore, I will be celebrating National Accordion Awareness Month.  Today I would love…