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What if your daughter posed nude?

Posted on July 21, 2013 by

Steve Coruzzi poses an interesting question on the Good Men Project site in his article ‘I Would Not Be Proud if My Daughter Posed for Playboy‘. In the article, he describes listening to a radio show in Philly that featured a girl who will be Playboy’s Playmate of the month and hearing the woman say that her father was proud of her. As the article progresses, Steve tangles with the thought process he went through to determine he would not be a proud father if his daughter posed nude.

The article struck a nerve with me, and I added the following comment to his article:

As a younger man, I found Playboy and its ilk interesting, and regardless of what anyone says, it wasn’t for the articles. I never understood the expression “that girl is somebody’s daughter” then.

Now that I have a young daughter of my own, I no longer find those publications appealing. While I would still love my daughter unconditionally, support and protect her if that was the path she chose to travel, I would not be a proud father if she appeared in a magazine nude.

The litmus test for me is whether I would place any magazine she appeared in on a mantle beside photos of her as a baby and her academic, soccer and music achievements. I would proudly display copies of any scientific or literary journal she was published in as a contributor, but magazines in which she appeared nude would not make the cut.

Does this make me old-fashioned?


A Politically Correct, Legally Non-Binding Greeting for the season

Posted on December 21, 2011 by


Received this years ago in an email. I brush it off and share it each year, just for giggles!

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, and without prejudice or consideration, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the secular practices or religious persuasion of your choice, with respect for the secular/religious persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice secular or religious traditions at all; and also my wishes for a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2012, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make Canada a great cultural mosaic, (not to imply that Canada is necessarily a greater cultural mosaic than any other country or is the only nation with a cultural mosaic), and without regard to the gender, nationality, race, creed, colour, age, height, weight, intelligence, voting preference, physical ability, food preference, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

By accepting this greeting, you also accept and agree to these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher. The wisher accepts no responsibility for any unintended emotional and/or physical discomfort, disruption or stress these greetings may bring to those not subject to societally sanctioned or unsanctioned seasonal emotions, beliefs or traditions.



Internet tethering workout session?

Posted on October 2, 2011 by

When connected to Facebook with my MacBookPro in Saint John, New Brunswick via iPhone tethering (through Telus), my active session identifies as originating in Calgary, Alberta… That’s funny!

I can just imagine all those electrons screaming across the fibre over NB, Quebec, Ontario, and the prairies into Alberta, only to come screaming back across Alberta, the prairies, Ontario, Quebec and NB to display my Facebook pages… They must get awfully tired! 🙂

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(Picture screen captured from Google Maps)


A Diet Coke, handled gingerly…

Posted on May 11, 2011 by

Put money into machine, pushed ‘Diet Coke‘ button, and a Canada Dry dropped.


So, I cussed a bit, grumbled a bit more, but eventually opened it and took a drink. At that point I realized it has been a long time since I have had a drink of ginger ale and it was a refreshing change.

Sometimes, it’s the little surprises that make a day! 🙂