What I’ll be drinking on Canada Day

While my craft beer knowledge may pale in comparison to a Prud’homme certified drinker or a brewery sales rep, my motto is to talk about beer when the opportunity arises and if I see something I’ve never had before, I try it. Tasting whatever I can has helped to develop my palate and I’ve meet so many new and awesome people…

Books read in 2014

Happy, happy new year everyone. Every year I try to read 50 books. The past two years, I was successful. This year, sadly, I fell just short at 48. The last month of the year was a real struggle for me in many ways, so unfortunately reading took a backseat. I want to share the highlights…

Review: Son of a Certain Woman by Wayne Johnston

When I read the synopsis of this novel, I was a little taken aback. In a nutshell, Percy Joyce has a genetic disorder that has resulted in oversized hands, feet, lower lip and a port wine stain on his face (yes, that’s apparently the technical term).   Percy lives with his mother, Penelope, who’s the most beautiful…

Canada Reads: it’s a rant.

I’ve got a bold statement that I need to share with you. Canada Reads changed my life. Let me explain. Since the theme was announced for this year’s Canada Reads, there have been the usual grumblings of people who really dislike the competition. Sure, these people were grumbling last year, and the year before that,…