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Tag Archives: Rockin’ Ronnie
100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #17.
When I was a schoolboy in the Canadian public education system (yes, the same one that produced Justins Bieber and Trudeau, sadly) I wrote a gripping series of stories about mythological heroes and superheroes of my own creation meeting in … Continue reading
100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #29.
I burn through a lot of precious time I’ll never get back bitching about my lot in life but every once in awhile the Universe reminds me of just how blessed I am to be The Hook, for only The … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged 100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself, artificial legs, Rockin' Ronnie, travel 42 Comments
What’s The Hook Up To Anyway?
By now I’m sure at least eight of you are wondering, “What the hell’s going on with your ‘100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself” series, Hook? Right? Right? Well anyway, I started this (hopefully) life-affirming series to be slightly selfish … Continue reading
100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself: #50.
My home is haunted but the ghosts are benevolent; you hear them walking around upstairs, they appear out of the corner of one’s eye or as shadows that dissipate immediately. I’ve never heard any of the human spirits speak but … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged 100 Reasons To Not Kill Yourself, Death, life, Rockin' Ronnie, spririts, suicide 21 Comments
The Dead Cannot Speak… That’s Where We Come In.
It’s a frigid morning in Niagara Falls and as always, I was listening to music on my phone during the ten minute walk to work; the tunes of choice were from the Broadway show that, in my daughter’s mind ranks … Continue reading
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged Facebook, Grief, Hamilton, Jedi, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rockin' Ronnie, Rockin' Ronnie Stevens, suicide, the dead, the living 53 Comments
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
Posted in Hotel Life Tagged engagements, Hallmark, hope, love, Rockin' Ronnie, sex, The Shawshank Redemption 23 Comments