Author Archives: Sean

It’s Ford.

Dear America, So, Rob Ford is now mayor of Toronto, and I think some of my friends up here may soon immigrate to the United States in the trunk of a car. Their Facebook updates are liberally bespangled with F-bombs. … Continue reading

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the little things, part 4

Elevators in Canada have a button that makes you dance.

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You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry

A caveat to this video: I am not posting it for any sort of politically partisan reasons whatsoever. As a visiting journalist in Canada, I have no pony in the Toronto mayoral race. I am simply posting it to further … Continue reading

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Bring the Boy Back Home, Part 3

On Thursday of this week, Sean was sitting at his desk in Toronto when the following message came over the transom from Shea: “GREAT call with CIC this morning :-)” “YAY!” responded Sean (who is, apparently, a 17-year-old American high … Continue reading

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Bring the Boy Back Home, Part 2

So, Monday morning came and Shea had his phone call with Citizenship and Immigration Canada. That afternoon, he and Sean jumped back on the magical instant messaging Wurlitzer machine to “chat” about the latest developments. *   *   * Sean: Shea … Continue reading

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The Oil Sands.

So, here’s why we… or rather why I haven’t been posting much, of late. As I mentioned, I went to the oil sands in northern Alberta (north of Fort McMurray, to be precise, which is officially part of the tundra … Continue reading

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A Meta (meta) post.

Firstly, apologies for our ten-day long silence. Mon frere, Shea, is on a much deserved get-away, which I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about upon his return, if not sooner. And I just got back from a reporting trip with … Continue reading

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the little things part 2

Things that are interesting about Canada… this woman is dancing with a dog.

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Little Known Fact

The buses in Toronto have a special exit for noseless bearded men (or Black Bloc G20 protesters). They also have a special exit for Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Happy Canada Day!

It’s the July fourth of the north! This nation, as we know it, was born 143 years ago today (the dolomite anniversary for those of you keeping track). Queen Elizabeth touched down in Halifax, NS, on Monday – recapitating Canada with … Continue reading

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