Category Archives: Sappy

“His Name Was Alan Kurdi”

A “refugee crisis” is something far away and remote.  Kenya.  Bangladesh.  Syria. Foreign.  Easily ignored. But this.  This is something different. This is a child. A child whose death has given a face to the millions of other children and adults around the world who are fleeing natural disasters and famine and war. A child posed as […]

Pace’s First Day of Grade Three (and Grade Two and Grade One and Kindergarten)

Shea ended up posting all these “First Day” pics on Facebook so I thought I’d re-post them here for posterity… Kindergarten Grade One Grade Two Grade Three

Saturday Snap – Goodbye Tree

We’ve had a wonderful tree in our yard (even better, in our neighbour’s yard with big branches hanging over the fence providing us shade and a place to hang a swing) since we bought this house. Unfortunately, the tree recently split and had to be taken down.  Sasha was in the yard when they cut […]

“Name” – The 2015 Stanley Cup Finals Begin Tonight

Norm MacDonald Gets Emotional During Final Stand-Up Set On Late Night with David Letterman

David Letterman’s final show is this Wednesday and he’s been having a farewell run of top-notch and personal favourite guests all of whom are paying tribute to Letterman’s innovation and influence (and I definitely don’t disagree – how radical was David Letterman when he first started?) Anyhow, Norm MacDonald’s comments after his stand-up set the […]

Music Monday – “My boy’s gonna play in the big league/My boy’s gonna turn some heads/My boy’s gonna play in the big league/My boy’s gonna knock ’em dead.”

Important Blog announcement: Hockey themed posts shall continue as long as the Flames are in the playoffs. One of the greatest hockey songs of all-time…  (Hmm, maybe that could be my theme for Music Mondays until the Flames win the Cup in June?) Based on a true story… “Big League” – Tom Cochrane

Calgary’s Michael Ferland Is An Amazing Story #nhl #flames #yyc #stanleycup

Perhaps the most dominate player in the Flames-Canucks series so far, Michael Ferland has an amazing back story as well. “It’s just great,” Hartley said. “We had a great meeting one-on-one a year ago in my office. That’s where it started. I watch those guys like a mother hawk … he opened up and we […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Sasha’s Second Birthday

Hard to believe our little girl is two years old today! Here’s a video I made of the (roughly) daily photos I took of her during her first year, something I’ve continued to do although a lot more sporadically in her second year.   Mobile friendly version…

Music Monday – O Chips!

A visually impaired Liberian street musician named Weesay makes up a song about chips on the spot using a very unique guitar… After the video goes viral, he is given a real guitar from supporters in the US. Now there’s even an IndieGogo campaign to raise funds to fly him to the US for surgery to […]

Music Monday – “Kiss me under the light of a thousand stars/Place your head on my beating heart/I’m thinking out loud/That maybe we found love right where we are”

Didn’t post this weekend as I was away at my brother-in-law’s wedding… “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran