Friday, August 15, 2008

This coming Wednesday, August 20th we are planning a major media awareness event at 7:00 p.m. at Steelworkers Hall followed by a musical fundraiser at Grossman's around the corner.

The Harper Government is starting to play "hardball" so the next month will be pivotal in winning over public support for our case!

If you live in the greater Toronto area and are able to attend please take note of the information below.

Media Awareness Meeting

Date: Wednesday August 20th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Steelworkers Hall - 25 Cecil Street, Toronto.


Benefit for U.S. War Resisters

Live musical performance featuring Chloe Watkinson and the Crossroads

Suggested Donations: $5-10 dollars or PWYC

Date: Wednesday August 20th
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Location: Grossmans Tavern - 379 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Having a Kathy Griffin Moment

Dear Lord, Gayken was on The View today.....and told Sherri that he wanted a talk show ala Merv Griffin--Ha! Yea right! He knows he wants to be Joan Rivers!

Call The Man By His Name

With Much Love and Respect, His Name is Muhammad Ali

A Wish

I do so want to see a live performance of the Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe.

R.I.P Isaac Hayes

R.I.P> Bernie Mac

What a shock it was to learn of the death of Bernie Mac. A fellow Chicagoan and best friend's with my cousin Ricky-Bernie Mac was a magnificent man. When my cousin Theresa was ill, he paid for her hospital care. What a blessed soul, may he rest in peace.


Chicago was great--it was a glorious week.... I mostly just wandered around the city browsing, buying and pinching books(only one, from a coffeeshop--it was on the bookshelf) and I did venture out on the northside quite a bit. I found a great new restaurant downtown, Tapas--very nice spanish place. I also eventually wandered into the Cultural Center and took in the Marilyn Monroe exhibit(which I really didn't care about, but it was amusing). I did manage to take some pictures.

At one point, my cousin Quinn took me to an art gallery down on 70th and South Perry, near my old neighborhood(which has gone down horribly since I knew it). A mississippi contractor purchased a house in the neighborhood and has undertaken this house as his lebensarbeit, turning it into an art gallery. The house has had an incredible transformation under his hands--as he personally replanted and landscaped the yard and turned the former crackhouse into a beautiful place with an incredible spirit. Later in the week, my cousin Barrington's wedding was nice. The ceremony was held at Coppin, which seemed smaller than what I remembered it to be. Of course, I was a little boy when I knew the church, when my cousin Brooke and I used to run around the pulpit and play in the balcony. Oh, what memories.... The reception was held at Barrington's high school, St. Ignatious Loyola, which is a very nice campus. I met some interesting people there at the wedding and it was a very nice time. I had a great time dancing--mostly with Telkie's sister, Aunt Rita. I also bought an ipod--after using Quinn's and wanting one. I met some interesting men too....but thats another story.

This I Believe

Grace speaks to us in many ways and through any source.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I am drained...and tired....have a lot to blog about. Will do so later. I just returned from Chicago.