Dec 2019 05

As December continues, I was inspired by my summer kite today. It’s still sitting by the door, hopeful and waiting for the flight that never came this year. I am infected by its optimism. 

** A few typos to correct, but this is how we make the sausage **


Dec 2019 04

As I ease myself back into the occasional post here, a mini-rant on Justin Trudeau at the NATO summit being caught on camera making fun of Donald Trump. Public Opinion may love this, but it’s just bad form from the person representing Canada on the world stage, and who’s brokering a deal with America right now.

We have a policy in Advertising: Never talk about the client, or business, when you’re in an elevator. Especially, in their building, or ours.

Even if you’re speaking the truth. You just never know who is listening.

The issue to me isn’t whether Justin was speaking the truth about Donald Trump. I suppose what bothers me is that after Trudeau’s own personal behaviour almost put the Conservatives in power, you’d think he’d conduct himself on a higher level now. I guess not.

So juvenile and amateur.

And for what? To impress Boris Johnson and a member of the Royal Family? I mean, WTF. Like they are such exemplary models of behaviour these days and you want them to think you’re cool. Good grief, man.

You’re clowning it up for The Brexit Guy and The ‘Make this Prince Andrew Problem Go Away’ Royal Family. What a time to be alive, folks. Your world leaders.

Anyhow, I’ll end this mini-rant by recalling what an old Creative Director of mine used to say: Politics start when A talks to C about B.

Also, clearly I have too much time on my hands this morning and need to focus on more important things. : )



Dec 2019 02


Today while doing some research for an advertising project, I came across this clip from the 1951 movie, ‘Del Can-Can El Mambo’.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this man is my new spirit animal.


Nov 2019 14

See you all on January 2nd. _

#BabyJ #miracle #PotOfGoldChocolates #JoseFeliciano #DieHard #done

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Nov 2019 13


I have turned off the public word tap lately.

Not sure anyone noticed. I certainly hope you have more going on in your life than to check a little blog of a Canadian Advertising Copywriter for updates. “I can’t wait for his posts about Bass Playing, Pigeons on Balconies of Parkdale, or the double slit experiment and its results possibly supporting the Simulation Theory of consciousness.”

I like to write raw, and honestly, and that can be emotionally draining. I think that’s why some of the most prolific writing periods for me have been during crisis like family illnesses, or personal struggles.

So in a way, my lack of posting is perhaps a good thing. Nothing bad is happening. If Santiago had caught that fish in ‘Old Man and the Sea’, it’d be a boring read. So, no I’ll save you from all the positivity for now.

Cocooning. Dormant. Slumbering. Have planted seeds that will sprout soon, but actually really enjoying my work as an Advertising Copywriter again. I’ve had the good fortune to work for some fabulous advertising agencies the last months, on interesting projects.

Words have been good to me for my whole life. They’ve educated me, kept me company and inspired my imagination, and eventually they gave me a career. I like to boast they are my playthings, but really I’m the one at their mercy. I continue to be in awe of their power and tread lightly when I try to find new ways to harness their energy. It’s a good relationship, but one I will treat delicately.

If you are one of the five or six people that comes here, the writing will be back.

And if you are an advertising agency looking for a scribe, a Ronin Samurai with a pen, please inquire.









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