Category Archives: Hotel Life

Tales of the modern (douchebag) traveler

100 Not-So-Random Thoughts The Hook Has Every Day: Part One.

A dear friend recently reminded me that writing can be the most effective – and certainly the cheapest – therapy known to mankind. (I am forever in your debt, Michelle. But I’m also broke, so don’t get your hopes up, … Continue reading

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8 Footsteps… To Another Det. William Murdoch Mystery.

Although truthfully, the show has evolved beyond Detective William Murdoch’s point-of-view to include everyone in his inner circle. But what a circle it is… I realize many of you are still digesting turkey leftovers but bear with me, I promise … Continue reading

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Murdoch Mysteries: Behind The Lens With Amanda Richer.

When I was in high school I couldn’t wait to get to get to history class every day, but it had nothing to do with academia. You see, Lydia Parker (“Luscious Lydia” to the guys) sat across from me and … Continue reading

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Merlot Mysteries Went Down Smooth And Easy…

I can only imagine that writing a Murdoch Mysteries episode that revolves around murder most foul in the turn-of-the-century wine industry would involve hours and hours of detailed “research”. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it, right, … Continue reading

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It’s Not WHAT You Say To Guests…

It’s how you say it. Delivery truly is everything, kids. Still skeptical? Continue scrolling down. So on a typical-but-far-from-ordinary day I arrived at a room on the 49th floor at about three in the afternoon; it was a cloudy, rainy … Continue reading

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Up from Ashes: A Murdoch Mysteries Postscript.

The onset of a new season of any established show inevitably brings with it a million questions for hardcore fans, and this year’s Murdoch Mysteries opener is no exception, to say the least. Who lives? Who dies? Who tells their … Continue reading

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The Best Of Things.

One of the greatest American films of all time (in my humble opinion) contains the following line, “Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” Well, as much as I … Continue reading

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