Author Archives: the4x6
My experience with the law is limited, in the sense of committing a crime – I’ve been caught and have paid the fine for speeding (although in this town you’re not going anywhere fast); there was that attempt to board a flight with expired pepper spray canister (but in my defence it was three years […]
Gettin’ Crazy (Creative) Busy
My days are pretty jam packed. Being employed full-time, parent (full-time too), wife, student, and a bit of a fitness fanatic – the last three could use a little more dedication -my schedule is a bit harried.
From the Commuter Files
I currently travel in the lap of luxury – Go Train. Having attempted the rush hour commute via TTC several times in the last few months, I really don’t ever want to go back to “The Better Way”. On a good day, from door to the 4×6 (including a morning beverage) my commute is just […]
Crayola “Flesh” resurrected (1949-1956, 1958-1962, 2016-?)
Crayola, the colour company, renamed this colour (to “Peach”) partly, as a result of the civil rights movement and “partly because employees”, according to spokesman Brad Drexler in January 1989, “were saying, ‘Look, the description of flesh really isn’t accurate.’” Why? Do you wonder does this make for a post from the 4×6? Last week, […]
OPEN DOOR POLICY
I believe most organizations like Cubeville actively encourage the Open Door Policy. By the Wikipedia definition: An open door policy (as related to the business and corporate fields) is a communication policy in which a manager, CEO,MD, president or supervisor leaves their office door “open” in order to encourage openness and transparency with the employees […]
We’re not in Cubeville anymore…
So we took a trip to the Air Combat Zone where Ole (“Smalls”) n’ Young (“Ace”) had the opportunity to experience a flight simulator. Flight Commander Wick was on hand to train and assist in the battle that ensued. Although I didn’t engage in fight, or flight, I took the opportunity to sit in the […]
Family Day on a budget
So in 2008 we working stiffs began celebrating our first long weekend in Ontario in February – Family Day. Background behind this fairly new ‘stat holiday’ appears to be the follow through on an election promise by former Premier Dalton McGuinty. Either way, one less day in the 4×6 is always good, oh yeah, and […]
Are you there world? It’s me, from the 4×6.
Well, okay so my world right now expands as far as you – my classmates and maybe a few family members. You will be the honoured few exposed to my prose. Itty bitty baby steps…
What’s your say?