Category Entertainment

The Pool

I succumbed to the temptation. I signed up for an NHL hockey pool. It was free, and you can win big prizes. As a Canadian I know a thing or two about hockey, it is in our national DNA after all. I figured the top prize was mine. You know how these things work. You […]

Not Your Average Movie

How do you squeeze 60 years of musical history into a documentary that lasts less than two hours? You can’t, but those behind The Jesus Music, which hits theatres today, have made a valiant attempt. It is difficult for me to objectively assess this film. The subject matter is something I know a little about […]

A Night To Remember

It was 40 years ago yesterday that I saw U2 in concert for the first time. One of the most memorable nights in a music-loving career that has seen many highlights. Seeing the band on that Sunday night wasn’t intentional. The headliner at the Greenbelt Festival that year was Cliff Richard. U2 weren’t on the […]

Who’s On First?

It is a classic comedy skit, so old it’s origins predate television. Abbott and Costello with “Who’s On First.” The television version above dates from 1953. Even though i know what is coming, I still find it funny. Which is probably why I enjoyed the updated script a friend posted to Facebook recently. I found […]

Be Among The First To Watch!

My friend Carolyn just released a new music video today. I had to wait until after noon Pacific time before I could share this. Time passes so quickly. I know everyone in the video, but while watching realized that it has been more than 20 years since the last time I talked with Amy Grant […]

Resurfing The Net

Ottawa’s hot muggy summer has lowered my desire to go out for long walks. But I still need daily exercise.So I’ve been spending time on my exercise bike instead. Did you want the details? I thought not. Suffice it to say it isn’t a Peleton, the bike that is all the rage these days and […]

A Sense of Normalcy

Admittedly there were only a thousand fans, which isn’t many in a 24,000 seat stadium. But, I hadn’t been to a sporting event since January of last year. Which made Saturday’s event special. It wasn’t even a game, just a practice – but a lot more fun than watching the Olympics on television. After not […]

Let Them All Talk

Having just fallen asleep watching The Lovebirds, you would think I would not have jumped into another film immediately. But there’s only so much time on a flight, and it isn’t as if I have had much opportunity to see new movies in theatres recently. With only enough time to see one more film, it […]

Smile, It Is Monday!

Sitting at home in quarantine, all days seem pretty much the same to me, though I know for many people today is the start of a work week. So I thought I’d offer a few reasons to smile. The biggest joke of course is Canada’s government, which the Prime Minister insists believes in science in […]

Watching The Lovebirds

I fell asleep just before the climax. Admittedly, I was working on six hours sleep in the previous two days – but it was only 5 p.m. does that suggest the movie was less than compelling? Ever taken part in a murder mystery? A group of people gets together, usually for a meal, people have […]