Tag Archives: Canada

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Hudson & Rex.

Someone once said that the hardest thing in this world is to live in it. Personally, I think the hardest thing is learning to do is my family’s laundry without having a repeat of the “Strawberry Shortcake incident of 2003” … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life. (Or At Least A Piece Of One.)

On a typically atypical Wednesday morning I made my way to the hotel’s mid-tower and knocked on one of the press-board doors that separate the inmates from those of us that try to run this particular asylum, not having any … Continue reading

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100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #72.

Well, I’m twenty-eight posts into this sucker and I have to admit… I’m wavering; coming up with one hundred reasons to embrace life over death is proving more difficult than I ever would have imagined. This is a job for … Continue reading

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100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #82.

I remember it like it was yesterday (which it certainly wasn’t): The year was 1978 and my grandmother, a German immigrant, shuffled me on the bus to our local mega-mall in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, to see Superman: The Movie. … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts And Other Junk In My Head.

Here are some of the disjointed things I think about on a daily basis. Welcome to my waking nightmare. Will I go to hell for tweets like this? Well, now we all know what really happened to Brian Wilson… https://t.co/AJ9z8BZQ2MContinue reading

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Has The Hook’s Blog Gone To Pot?

A bellman is a lot like a bartender in that we both get paid to listen to people moan about every topic under the sun; travel, the state of the modern hospitality industry, sex (that particular topic sometimes involves literal … Continue reading

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State Of Affairs: Hook Style.

More than a few grains of sand have fallen since I posted last (though I’ve been present on the amazing, wholly-original OTV Magazine site) so I’ve been trying to come up with something to satisfy your ravenous hunger for my … Continue reading

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The Hook’s Guide To Surviving A Canadian Winter In Niagara: Traveler Edition.

Travel expands our horizons (while simultaneously emptying our bank accounts) and helps us accept that each of us is but a small cog in the grand universal machine that is the planet Earth. But where you temporarily hang your hat … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To The Cast Of Anastasia on Broadway.

It’s been said that Broadway is a place where dreams are born, but I have to disagree. Having walked the hollowed sidewalks of this magical place on two occasions now, I believe Broadway is a place where dreams are shared, … Continue reading

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The Hook’s Canadian Citizenship Guide.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (the selfie guy!) government’s recently-reported changes to Canada’s citizenship guide have inspired me to consider what I would do if such a monumental undertaking was left in my hands. I know what you’re thinking, but … Continue reading

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