First Lines From My First Blog Post In Every Month of 2017

This is one of my favourite posts of the year.  I love how it randomly ends up capturing so many highlights of the year, personal and otherwise…

January – “Thirty Canadian artists playing covers of thirty Tragically Hip songs to celebrate thirty years of the Hip as part of a 4-hour radio special on the first day of the year – not a bad way to start the New Year!”

February – “I honestly don’t want this blog to turn into all-Trump, all-the-time because frankly, he’s gotten way too much attention over the past couple years as it is.”

March – “Here’s a bumper sticker I’d like to see: “We are the proud parents of a child whose self-esteem is sufficient that he doesn’t need us promoting his minor scholastic achievements on the back of our car.” – George Carlin

April – “Wanna know a secret? Although I’ve signed each of the various petitions that are available, attended rallies and done a lot of other work, both visible and behind the scenes, I haven’t formally written to my MLA or Minister Don Morgan or Premier Brad Wall about the recent cuts to Saskatchewan’s public libraries yet.”

May – “I mentioned Saskatchewan Premier, Brad Wall’s musician son, Colter Wall, in a post about eighteen months ago.”

June – “Yesterday was the last day of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company which was shuttered as part of the Sask Party’s extreme cuts in their last budget.”

July – “Trump continues to do things that no President has ever done before.”

August – “Bat removal”

September – “I admit to both sending and receiving many of these over the years.”

October – “If everything Jagmeet Singh’s team said about how many new members they’d signed up, how much support they were getting in vote rich Ontario and BC, how young people were rallying around their candidate, and their fundraising totals, turned out to be true, it seemed like Jagmeet Singh would have a really good chance at winning the NDP leadership when results were announced today.”

November – “Every year when I mark this tragic milestone, I always try to remember – do I post this during the first snow of the year that stays or do I post it the first time we have snow, even if it warms up again and all the snow melts?”

December – “After starting the season by blowing out the Flames with Connor McDavid getting a hat trick, the Edmonton Oilers, who were widely seen as a Stanley Cup contender, have sunk to near the bottom of the NHL (this year but by some historic measures as well).”

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