Category Entertainment

The Friendly Skies

With a title like that, borrowing from the United Airlines slogan, I know you are expecting something about air travel. Not today. Consider the title my version of clickbait. Tuesday morning I noticed, while checking news updates, that the famed Canadian Forces Snowbirds (and their French counterpart, Patrouille de France) would be doing a flypast […]

Barakah Yoqabil Barakah

Why not I thought? An Arabic-language comedy. It was a long flight, so if it turned out to be horrible I had time to choose something else.  I’d been spending some time with Arabs – and they don’t come with subtitles. The movie did. It’s a pretty simple story, one you’ve seen and read a […]

The Accountant

I must admit, I chose this in-flight movie because I thought it wouldn’t be too demanding on my tired brain.  It wasn’t. I took notes at the time, but was too tired after two weeks of travel to turn them into a review while still sitting on the plane. That is what I usually do; […]

The 2017 Juno Awards

I’m not a big fan of music awards. Inevitably the wrong artist or record wins, at least in my opinion. I even found that to be true when I was on a panel judging a national music award that shall remain nameless. I was the only judge from outside a certain geographic region – and […]

The Shack

I believe that rarely does a movie improve on the novel it is based on. The Shack is one of the few that does. I read William Paul Young’s first book shortly after it was originally published in 2007. How could I not? It was a bestseller about God that delved into the mystery of […]

ABBA The Museum – II

The ABBA museum and store don’t take cash. “For your protection.” I’m not sure how that protects me. When I travel I like to pay for everything with cash. That way I live within my means and don’t come home to any surprise credit card bills. On my recent trip to Europe, five countries in […]

ABBA The Museum – I

Before leaving Canada I polled my friends and colleagues. The verdict was unanimous; I had to visit the ABBA museum in Stockholm. Of course, none of them had ever been there. I am not an ABBA fan. I have acquired over the years about 10,000 albums. (I know that sounds like a lot, but remember, […]