Story Summit 2017: Ed Lantz


*This is the first in a series of stories focusing on a lovely little gathering in Banff called The Story Summit. I was invited there by the inventive people of AMPIA to cover the conference and I will be tweeting insights and photos from here, here, here, and here. Any questions or insights, email me … Continue reading Story Summit 2017: Ed Lantz

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Enabling hate


Kerry Diotte is my Minister of Parliament (MP). He is my representative in Ottawa. He is the person I go to in hopes of having a national voice to air my opinions on the state of the country in which I live. Recently, my MP attended and spoke at a rally organized by an alt-right website. … Continue reading Enabling hate

Somebody Has To Say It All


I was once told that trying to explain canoe trip to people was like trying to cut vegetables with a screwdriver. Here is my attempt. Yesterday sucked. And it was awesome. I had been paddling on the North Saskatchewan River for three days, each day an 8 hour paddle. I had put in at Drayton … Continue reading Somebody Has To Say It All

23 and (adopted) Me


In a moment of late night pregnant online shopping/nesting/love my opulent wife bought me a DNA test from the groovy people at 23andMe. I spit in a vile. I mailed it away. I waited. Subplot: I'm adopted. My parents never hid this from me. I've written about it in several places. HERE and HERE (page 8) for example. … Continue reading 23 and (adopted) Me

Sung to the tune of ‘Take it Easy’


I performed this bit for Booty Goose's Weird Al Karaoke. It was a super fun night. As the title says, it is sung to the tune of 'Take it Easy' by the Eagles. It is called 'Aroused by Sneezes' (karaoke track found at the bottom): Well, I'm running down the road tryin' to loosen my … Continue reading Sung to the tune of ‘Take it Easy’

Saturn Cave, Cuba


I'v always been a fan of the natural world. From the simple harmony to the brash vastness, I consider it my place of worship. It is indifferent to me. I appreciate its honesty. Found near Varadero, Saturn Cave (Cueva de Saturno) is a marvel of feral splendour. Elizabeth, the Bean and I were lucky to spend some time in it with just a … Continue reading Saturn Cave, Cuba

Unknown Studio no more


The Unknown Studio is dead. Long live whatever other stuff Adam and Scott do. I wanted to get something done quickly for the Unknown Studio's final podcast. Having been a guest several times, I have a respect for both Adam and Scott's work. Plus, we've started a professional mini-putt team called Putt It In Me … Continue reading Unknown Studio no more