Video: Ralph Shaw’s farewell evening hosting the Vancouver Ukulele Circle

Here’s a quick look at Ralph Shaw’s last night – for a while – presiding over the monthly Vancouver Ukulele Circle, with a good sampling of the laughter and melancholy that defined the evening.   Read more »

Another letter read out on the Wittertainment podcast!

I did it again! I got a letter read out on the Kermode and Mayo Film Review show on BBC Radio, on the topic of spouting off intentional fake movie spoilers outside the cinema. Here’s the clip of the Dec. 2 show, including the two(!) anecdotes that my letter generated from Mark, as well as a … Continue reading Another letter read out on the Wittertainment podcast!    Read more »

It’s time again to sing holiday tunes and help stop violence against women!

Once again, here’s your opportunity to sing carols and support a great cause with my annual Holiday Sing-Along and Fundraiser for Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter!   Read more »

A bad dream come true: a Canadian’s thoughts on Trump being elected president

A man who is patently misogynist, xenophobic, and downright racist, has been chosen to lead the United States. Even if one was disaffected with the political system, to embrace a man with Donald Trump’s personality, values, and attitudes seems unimaginable to me.   Read more »

The original “Wizard of Oz” triumphs over Tom and Jerry

My plans to share this timeless classic with 5-year-old Max for the first time were nearly trampled by a plagiarizing cartoon cat and mouse team. Would classic cinema win out in the end?   Read more »