Tag Archives: The Bellman Chronicles

5×5 With The Hook: Jo Bryant

In the beginning, before my maturation as a writer, the soul-searching posts it produced and the accolades that followed, there was Jo Bryant. Not only is she in no danger of ever taking herself too seriously, she is the original … Continue reading

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More Canadian Lily and Lobby Confessions.

Yes, I know “Canadian Lily” sounds like a brand of alcohol, but I was in the zone. Shut up. If you haven’t read Lily Morgan’s 5×5 installment yet, you’re cheating yourself. Go back and do it – NOW!   Lily … Continue reading

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5×5 With The Hook: Lily in Canada

This country of mine has produced some great talent but in an ironic twist of fate, it turns out one of our brightest lights is an expat. Lily Morgan is one such ray of brilliant sunshine. Admit it, you’re smiling … Continue reading

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Coming NEVER to a Television Screen Near You…

Don’t blame me for this rambling mess of a post. Today is my Monday, folks. (Thanks for that, Thanksgiving. Love ya.) A mild-mannered bellman finds himself swept up into a disaster of epic proportions when a freak¬†meteorological¬†disaster drops thousands of … Continue reading

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Early Morning Musings and My Latest NiagaraHub Post.

It’s early as I write this and while the hotel is quiet – though certainly not for long – my mind is a whirling torrent of random thoughts, unrealized dreams, useless pop culture trivia and the¬†occasional streak of quickly forgotten … Continue reading

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Reflections On The Human Condition And An Ironic Plug.

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013, 2:30 p.m.: A beautiful blonde in her twenties checks in: her appearance is a billboard for every high-end clothing, make-up and handbag manufacturer in North America. Her hair is perfectly styled and spring-loaded into a bun. … Continue reading

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My Love/Hate Relationship With Mondays…

BEFORE WE BEGIN: Thanks for all the support, folks; my guest post over at Crazy Working Mom was a huge success! I have the best buds I can afford on a bellman’s salary… Now for something fresh. Okay, this is … Continue reading

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What Every Bellman Needs For Christmas…

Yes, I have indeed used the word “Christmas”. There has been a great deal of controversy on this side of the border over its use, but as I’ve said before, my blog, my rules. Let’s get to it, shall we? … Continue reading

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How To Wake Your Child On A Weekday…

Author’s note: It’s Monday. If you were expecting a clever title, you’re out of luck… FACT#1: Children love to sleep, not nearly as much as we’d like them to, and never when we desire, but they love to sleep nonetheless. … Continue reading

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This Could Only Happen To Me…

Some bloggers, like Jenny “The Bloggess” Lawson have a devoted following that shower her with gifts. What do I get? Well read on and you’ll see… So I’m taking a break from five hours of doing… well, nothing, quite frankly, … Continue reading

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