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Wanna toilet train your cat? Tame a chipmunk? Make a toast? Then you’re in the right place. Oh! Want to learn how to fold a tee shirt Japanese style? ALSO in the right place. This is all the stuff that doesn’t really fit anywhere else. The misfits of the website. These are the cast aways, the downtrodden. In truth, these are a few of my favourite things …


Wish Betty a Happy Birthday!

  (This is a quick reminder that today is the last day to get my The Art of Building a Blogging career for the sale price of $50. At midnight E.S.T. it goes back to $199 for the 5 hours […]

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How blogs make money.

A few weeks ago I promised you I’d give you a bit of a refresher course on how blogs make money. In case you’re wondering how I make money.  Or anyone else who has a blog for that matter. And […]

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What the huh, what? I don’t think I’m doing this right.

            I got a selfie stick.

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I’m Old. And I’m crotchety. Back away.
The No Soliciting Sign.

There was a knock at the front door.   The door that welcomes you to my home with a brick path flanked by day lillies, fluttering moths and lazy streams of sunshine streaking across the grass.  It’s the kind of […]

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A tiny air conditioner for a tiny space.

    If you ask people in the rest of the world to describe the weather in Canada, 90% of them would say it’s cold with a chance of hockey.  Even though I made that percentage up, based on my […]

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What everybody wants for their birthday.

I know you’ll all agree that there’s no better birthday present than an ear of corn on the cob. It comes with it’s own rustic hipster wrapping, it’s made of 100% gold colour and only sometimes has worms. So when […]

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Why they might want to kick me out of Canada.

  That’s my porch up there! Photo by Donna Griffith for Canadian Living magazine. If you want to see some STUNNING food photography take a look at her page.  Read my feature in Canadian Living Magazine now! Today is Canada […]

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Proof your mom was lying when she told you the drawing you made at age 6 was genius.
Childhood works of famous artists.

When I was 12 I made this drawing of a horse.  I knew art historians were going to want to refer back to it when I was older and more established as an artist so I purposely put my age […]

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If you read this post you’re helping to keep me in business.

laHello.  How are you? This is my monthly sponsor post. You may have noticed that once a month I feature the businesses you see featured in the little square ads on my sidebar. It’s my added bonus to the advertisers […]

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Songs I wish they’d never, ever, ever play on the radio again.
Because I hate them.

This post is going to rile a bunch of you up, so I want to say simmer down right now. You’re going to get the chance to have your say at the end of this post. But for now, the […]

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Roasted Asparagus with Shaved Parmesan

  Many years ago when I was working at a television station in Toronto I ate the same thing in the cafeteria for lunch every single day.  This was not unlike what I did in highschool when I ate french fries […]

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Why I don’t care that I found a worm in my bed.

  This will be the year I go to bed. Raised beds all around. I’m not going to get into it now but in the coming weeks I’ll fill you all in on the raised beds I built, how I […]

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Disclaimer and Stuff:

Although I have remained unscathed, I am not responsible if you hurt yourself while cleaning your gutters or trying to tame a chipmunk.