Happy Birthday Coleman!!

2 04 2009

colemanHoly freakin’ crap! Coleman is 13 today. That officially makes me an old man. I remember the day that little flesh-loaf was born. We were in Abbostford and the day was as dark, dreary, and overcast as you can get in the Lower Mainland. Quite a contrast to how I was feeling that day. Once that kid’s thick black trusses appeared, and soon after, the tiny slithering mass that is, or rather was…¬†my son…I knew that I was the happiest dude in town. Coleman has always been a great kid. He’s even at an age now where I can take his advice. Taking advice from a kid is something that I believe to be smart. Especially that kid…he’s pretty smart to start with and always has been very mature. Coleman’s advice is genuine, and comes from a perspective that is not yet tainted or jaded from the cynical ebbs and flows of life. If you ever want a real honest, objective¬† answer to something, ask a kid. And don’t be afraid to take their advice to heart.


Jack Bauer Kicks Ass

31 03 2009

jackbauer01My fave TV show is 24. It’s, for those of you who don’t know, a program done in “real-time”…so every season is 24 hours…one hour at a time. The main protagonist is Jack Bauer. An asset of the US government who’s superior tactical and combat skills have enabled him to be at the forefront of a fictional US institution known as CTU (Counter-Terrorism Unit). He always finds himself confronting issues that force him to deviate from established plans…to stop trusting in his peers and the general establishment, because for some reason, he is always comprimised and there are traitors in the mix. Even though Jack loses so much, each season…his wife, close friends, colleauges, he still more or less accomplishes his mission. For all the sacrifices he makes, Jack still can sleep at night knowing he did the right thing. Even when he doesn’t. For himself.