The anti-boring January project

January has a terrible personality — bipolar really. In the beginning January is actually quite ecstatic… a little over the top even. She makes all these lofty goals and sets ridiculously high expectations of herself with a can-do attitude that makes you believe she really…

These are a few of my favourite things… (#389-449)

I love Christmas time. I love it for it’s Starbucks and its music and its decorations. I love the days off work and the time with family, especially this year. I love that Christmas is about joy and peace. I love the spices and the…

Home sweet homecoming

When I was in high school homecoming was celebrated with a big football game and a formal dance — dates, corsages, fancy dinner somewhere on the waterfront, the “prom pose” pictures, the whole shabam. I went to every one of my homecoming dances and a…

Inspiration still comes in small packages

Inspirational stories are a dime a dozen, yes. But this is no ordinary story. Because it is completely inordinary for a 7-year-old boy to spend his birthday money on gifts for other kids he’ll never meet living in countries he’ll never go to. Gifts like…

Never never land’s never ending winter

It’s been a really long winter. Not just metaphorically in the sense that it’s been a long season without family and Spaghetti Factory Sundays. But I mean that it’s literally been a long winter. I’ve gone for 16 months without a proper summer now. That…