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Tag Archives: kids
100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself #39.
A caterpillar struggling to emerge from a cocoon as a newly-minted butterfly. Your first time seeing Star Wars. Walking the Camino de Santiago, or any spiritual path or retreat. Seeing where I’m going with this? This one comes to us … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged 100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself, A Teacher's Reflections, Death, kids, life, suicide, TARDIS, wonder 17 Comments
Happy Easter – If You Don’t Mind The Sentiment, That Is…
Admittedly, I’m not an “Easter guy”. Even as a kid, I never went in for the colored eggs, the hunt, the elbow-to-elbow battle among my so-called peers that was required to locate a basket full of gaudily-painted treats. It just … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged Batman, depression, Easter, kids, madness, Parenting, Star Wars 40 Comments
I’m No Expert… Sunday Morning Edition.
I’m no expert but I would think that a mother for whom the safety of her brood is supposedly-paramount would exercise extreme caution when carrying out said protection. Case in point: a mommy dearest who, in her zeal to protect … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged BET, kids, March Break, moms 17 Comments
Yes, the day has finally arrived… It seemed as though it was going to last forever… (And no, that wasn’t what she said – ever.) But… MARCH BREAK IS OVER!!! They’re gone! Blessed be to all-mighty God herself… they’re … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged cougars, families, kids, March Break, MILFs, Passover, sex, travel 25 Comments
5×5 With The Hook: Dennis Andres.
Let’s face facts, the world isn’t exactly the funnest place to be these days, is it? In my humble opinion, anyone who can help us forget the fires burning outside our door is a hero. To that end, today’s guest, … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged Bed of the Dead, Catherine Reitman, Dark Matter, Dennis Andres, Hero Artists, Jessalyn Wanlim, kids, movies, parents, The Strain, TV, Workin' Moms 12 Comments
Seven Travel Hacks For Morons.
To be clear, I’m not suggesting you’re a moron if you recognize yourself as someone who needs to follow my guidelines. But I am saying that we all make mistakes that make our lives more difficult than they need to … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged kids, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, parents, sex, travel, travel hacks, travel tips 28 Comments
A Return To Form For Throwback Thursday.
“People keep asking if I’m back, and I haven’t really had an answer. But, yeah, I thinking I’m back.” – Keanu Reeves as once-retired assassin John Wick. There’s an old saying, “Give the people what they want.” It worked in … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged hotels, John Wick, kids, parents, The Hook, travel 26 Comments
Is “Super-Dad” Dead?
I’m a tremendous admirer of Cyndi Lauper. Strange way to begin this piece, I know, but if you’re willing to travel a bit with me, all will become clear I promise. To clarify, I admire one specific Lauper song, Time … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged anxiety, gangster's moll, kids, Parenting, Superman, teens 37 Comments
The Hook’s Guide To Being A Traveling Dad.
When I was a kid, my father just didn’t give a damn about being a dad. That’s the long and short of it; there was no father/son bonding time, no cherished childhood memories. Growing up, I had a buddy, Ralphie … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged dads, Grease, hotels, kids, moms, Parenting, Rizzo from Grease, Sandy from Grease, Scottish lesbians, Sears, sex, travel, Traveling dads 23 Comments
5×5 With The Hook: Tracy Moore.
She stepped into a television hosting role held by a beloved personality who should have been a tough act to follow – and she aced it immediately. She’s the warmest-yest-simultaneously-coolest, hippest, most lovable woman on TV since Mary Tyler Moore. … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged Canadian television, CBC, City-TV, Cityline, journalism, kids, lifestyle, Lio Perron, Marilyn Denis, Mary Tyler Moore, moms, Tracy Moore, TV 13 Comments