The Rough Draft

If you can't go through it. Go around it.

I like Icon gear, they make a nice short glove, I’ve had a few pairs.  But this monstrosity?  It’s called, “Metal God,” and it’s $1200 USD.  I’m sure the workmanship is fine, I’ll even bet it’ll be semi comfy.  But you’d wear this at your own peril because it screams, “Poser.”  And I could be …

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Well the upside of Global Climate change is we’ve had a pretty mild Winter in Mississauga.  I had planned to take my bike out in a couple of weeks but a fuel leak on my car that I detected last night and a meeting downtown this afternoon means the bike has to come out of …

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You can’t cross a bridge you’ve burned.  And damn near every bridge in this industry is an important one.  At its most basic, a bridge is a point of crossing at its most hyperbolic, it can be a gateway to a new place.  I’ve tried to burn as few bridges as possible in my career. …

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“Helicopter parents,” I’d never heard this term until a couple of years ago and once the concept had been explained to me, I paled a little.  My wife and I don’t subscribe to it as a lifestyle.  We’re too busy working.  Our daughter is an art geek so we never got saddled with the sports …

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I was recently reading on Bruce Bartlett’s Screenwriting Tips Blog about a question that had come up in discussion with some other agents about charging new writers $500 to be read by them.  Personally, I think it’s a bad idea because it sets a bad precedent for abuse by some of the more unscrupulous individuals …

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