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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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Don’t Go To Hotel Hell! (Always Ask A Bellman.)

Well, hello there! I’m afraid I didn’t see you there. (The Canadian government still hasn’t approved my patent for reverse cameras on computers which would allow me to forge a stronger, more intimate connection with my readers. Justin Trudeau is … Continue reading

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You Know You’ve Failed A Hotel Inspection When…

All licensed hotels, whether they’re a luxurious high-rise property or a scuzzy dive, have certain standards they must maintain in order to continue reaping the benefits of being a part of something larger than themselves. In other words, if a … Continue reading

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What Would “The Bellman Chronicles: The Series” Look Like Anyway? Part Two

Because one post simply wasn’t enough, and because no one demanded a part two… But I know you really wanted one. And because as a schoolboy I was taught never to begin a sentence with “because”, I have decided to … Continue reading

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What Would “The Bellman Chronicles: The Series” Look Like Anyway?

It will come as no surprise to the dozen of you who read this blog that I would very much like to see a live-action television series based on the contents of this space finally come to life. But it … Continue reading

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I’m No MLK… But I Do What I Can.

This may be difficult to believe, but my childhood and early adolescence weren’t peppered with incidents of extreme human absurdity and smartassery on my part. Don’t get me wrong, my early days were dominated by bizarre adventures, parental physical abuse, … Continue reading

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

Thank you for continuing this journey with me, even though it’s taken awhile. Now, where to begin… Oh wait, I know! 51)  “Where was I?” Honestly, I ask myself that question a million times a day.  I’m guilty of starting … Continue reading

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I’m An Idiot. (But Don’t Tell Anyone, Okay?)

Fun Fact: I originally published this post without a title, which doesn’t seem so bad until you figure that over three thousand people received an untitled message from The Hook.  So now over three thousand people think I’m asking them … Continue reading

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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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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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