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Cultural Appropriation

My sister-in-law recently asked me about my thoughts on cultural appropriation. She is interested in getting dreadlocks, but is concerned that she would be causing offence, as she is white. Cultural Appropriation is a term that I don’t particularly like, not unlike my thoughts on the phrase mansplaining. I think it is a term that […]

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Bear Hug

That was the name of my childhood best friend and teddy bear. I’m not sure if that was actually his name, but it was emblazoned on his t-shirt, so that was what I decided to call him. He originally belonged to my mother. I remember the day I got him. At least I think I […]

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Through the eyes of a child

I try very hard to take every day as a blessing. As I’m constantly reminded, life is short and sometimes it feels like tragedy is lurking around every corner. I try, but this year has not been easy. I often feel like I am being crushed by the weight of it all and just whenever […]

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Fire Pit Fiasco!

Before I start my tale, please by forgiving of any formatting or grammatical errors. I type this story on my iPad. I am in the bath, with Chicago. That is normally difficult enough, but to add to that I am working by candlelight and the Wiggles is blasting through the bathroom. I can’t help but […]

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Basketball Life

A Splitting Headache

I am extremely guilty of overusing the phrase “a splitting headache”. Not in the sense that I complain a lot when I have a headache, more in the sense that I love a good pun and it’s one I get to use frequently. I made one on twitter just the other day. My girlfriend will […]

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Life Movies & TV

Killer Sofa

Every now and again, you stumble upon a complete gem of a movie. When I say gem, I mean a B-Grade film that you come across in the bargain bin of your local video store. Not that they really exist anymore, but you get what I mean. I can’t remember exactly when I first fell […]

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Where Have I Been?

I’m sure that those of you who tune into accordingtoaaron with any regularity have noticed that my writing has slowed down a lot lately. In fact, you could say that for the last 4-6 weeks I’ve been downright slack. Just writing these few sentences now feels good and it feels nice to be back at […]

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To my old friend, CJ.

It’s crazy to think that it has been over 10 years since you and I last spoke. I don’t even know if your initials are still CJ. You could be married. It’s also crazy to think that we weren’t even friends for 2 years. You really made an impact on me in that time. I […]

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The Splash Park

Even in this age of political correctness and equality, I feel that stay at home dads can get a rough deal. It’s not all bad, but I’d be lying if I said I always felt included. Some of the other Dads think you’re lazy. Some of the Moms think this as well. On top of […]

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Burnout

No, today’s article is not an appreciation post for the Green Day song, Burnout. That is a fantastic song though, perhaps one of my favourite Green Day songs. Dookie is without a doubt, their best album. Today is about how I am feeling! I have been really struggling to come up with content to write […]