Riding e-bikes with a fellow dad, our kids on the back wanted us to go FASTER! It was a friendly race. They started chanting "Go Daddy Go, Go Daddy Go, ..." to egg us on, with the endless repetition spirit of youth. The bike adventure days continued to happen (to the north shore, to kits beach, to downtown! e-bikes are amazing), and the song chant continued to return to delight us all.
So we shaped it into a proper kids song, with some vocal support from enchantress Nat Wiarda, and it's finally available on all the music platforms today. Please share with your dad, family and friends if you like it 🙏
Last year I took a great workshop on self-love. With all the influences and distractions of modern life, it can be difficult to focus on ourselves. That said, we always have the power to return to our centers, take a breath, and give ourselves the love we need.
I was very touched by the workshop, and have made good use of the practice. Last year I made "I ❤️ Me" stickers and gave them out at a few festivals.
This year I wrote a kids song with the same message, and it's now out on Spotify (and the other music platforms very shortly). I hope you like it. If so, please heart it, and share with a kid you love :)
The Meech Lake Accord had failed the day before and it was St-Jean-Baptiste Day, so for the first (but not last) time in Expos history, many in the large (for the Expos) crowd of 25,000 booed Canada's national anthem. Anytime the Expos played at home on St-Jean-Baptise Day after that, they played the anthems during the warmup so that no one would be there to boo.
We sat in the first row of the upper deck, right behind home plate. Dennis Martinez had a solid start, but the relief was weak and the Pirates won the game, retaking the NL East lead (which they kept for the rest of the year). Disappointing, but I'll never forget how awesome it was to eat peanuts and ice cream and watch the Expos in the Big O on a hot summer day, during that brief time when the retractable roof actually worked.