Author Archives: Mark

Baba’s Beach Podcast #20 – The Journey

I grew up in a house that was filled with music. Despite the budget considerations of raising four children on a printer’s salary, there was never a problem finding money for a piano, a saxophone, and a clarinet for us … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #19 – Wrestle A Bear

For more information about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) please visit www.jdrf.ca To pledge our daughter in the 2007 Walk to Cure Diabetes, please click here. If you’re going to be in Kingston, Ontario for the Podcasters Across Boarders, … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #18 – Life with MacGyver

A few years ago while sitting in a coffee shop in Victoria’s laid back equivalent of the Upper East Side, Gordon Head, I overheard two young moms, upwardly mobile, impeccably dressed, comparing pictures from a child’s birthday party. Every second … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #17 – Ad Hominem

No, not those horse people from Gulliver’s Travels or words that sound the same but smell different. It’s trying to win an argument by pointing out your opponent is wearing white after Labour Day. A good debate is a wonderful … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #16 – Boomers

But Granny, you don’t have glaucoma. I remember a Mad Magazine comic about how each generation rebels by turning into the opposite of it’s parents. Hippie parents were shaking their ‘fros and rattling love beads in worry over finding a … Continue reading

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Not Dead, Just Resting. No, really.

Season Two on the Beach will start up in the next few weeks. We took a small break to scour the globe in search of rest, relaxation, cheap wine and inspiration. Refreshed, invigorated and having finished the last bottle of … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach #15 – A Tough One

When life hands you lemons… fill in the blank with a greeting card one liner. One of my daughter’s favorite cartoon character says, “When life hands you lemons, dance: dance like there’s a muskrat in your pants.” Actually, life doesn’t … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #14 – New Undies

“Never Underestimate the Importance of Clean Underwear. Some people find inspiration at the bottom of a bottle. Some find it on a mountain top. And every so often some find where they’d least expect it. Many thanks to my back-up … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #13 – Well, I Do Declare…

We’re all a bit like Blanche DuBois, forced to rely upon the kindness of strangers. Maybe there was a little magic left in the Mickey ears or maybe, after so many times across the border the statistics were on my … Continue reading

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Baba’s Beach Podcast #12 – Ferret in Your Pocket

Some people may think this show constitutes cruelty to ferrets. Not that I think anyone will get close enough to a politician to try out the theory. And that Jehovah Witness friend of mine? She came back from France with … Continue reading

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