Wednesday, February 17, 2010

30 years, Haiti, and the Halfpipe

Thirty years is a long time. Thirty years ago, owning a personal computer was pretty much a dream for the average dude on the street. Thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan was President and Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister. Thirty years ago today I was a skinny 18 year old kid, standing up as my brother Paul's best man. Yes, Paul and his wife celebrate their 30th anniversary today.

You can read a quick history of the computer here, and visit my brother's guestbook to congratulate him here. You can see a photo of his skinny 18 year-old best man . . . uh, never mind.

Congratulations Paul. May you have another 30 or 40 or 50 years to make knives and enjoy your grandkids and great grandkids and great-great grandkids.

Beware, Torontonians, next time you dial 911. You could get a bill if it is a false alarm. I'm never short on opinions, but I am short on time tonight, so you'll have to take a rain check.

Virginia Montanez is on a mission again, and again it's about orphans in Haiti. If you are an American and can help in any way at all - even just writing a letter as a voter - please visit her site.

Just finished watching Shaun White spiral down the halfpipe. Who says man can't fly. My only regret? He's not Canadian.

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