Author Archives: the4x6

Book’em Danno!

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 […]

Book share – e: A Novel by Matt Beaumont

In today’s office environment, employees are navigating office politics, social-e challenges of communication and office etiquette. Are you aware of all the unwritten rules? Unless you’re the big boss, here are some that come to mind: underline in emails should only be used to denote hyperlinks; limit the use of blind carbon copy – commonly […]

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, […]


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 […]


For many years I avoided being socially connected. In fact, I’d call myself “social-e challenged”, a wired shut-in . I was very limited in my social media reach – zero accounts. I’ve avoided Facebook, I’m a late adapter to Linked In, preferring to keep my profile blank. I don’t even have voicemail set up on […]

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…

One Good Day

blog about places, spaces and people of Burlington, Ontario

Photography, tech, travel and life

Inspire your next adventure.


One guy's take on the Blue Jays, one swing at a time

Big Balls of Yarn

a guy's view on knitting

Keep Life Simple

"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated." – Confucius

[life] Style-around-the-City

in pursuit of all things stylish.

Bitesize History

Discovering the past one post at a time.

Because It's 2015

Some Thoughts on Today's World

Road to Retirement:

Planning for the Golden Years


Fashion and Beauty Curated


Your guide to downtown Toronto art festivals

Toronto Film Files

Cinema never sleeps


Helping newcomers adjust to life in Toronto