Category Archives: Shameless Promotion

On Resilience And ‘Eating The Potato’

Eat the potato

Eat the potato

“Eating the potato” is a big thing in the Risky Fuel household.

It’s basically a metaphor for eating the hearts of your enemies and Sarah explained its origins, as well as an embarrassing trip to her local bank, for the first of what will be a regularly occurring series of columns about mental health and well-being for The Establishment.

To read the column click here.

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Mother Mother’s Identity Crisis

Mother Mother

Mother Mother

Vancouver alternative-pop band Mother Mother’s newest album No Culture was the result of some deep soul searching.

As the band explained to me in a feature for SOCAN’s Words & Music, the combination of writer’s block and an identity crisis made making the album difficult.

To read about how they navigated this, click here.

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Fighting Is Political

Ali... political

Ali… political

There’s a segment of sports fans (generally middle class and higher, always white) that gets incredulous about the notion of athletes being “political.”

These, of course, are probably the same sort of people who’ve never had to experience any of the persecutions and injustices that have made these athletes speak to power.

Sarah explained why the combat arts are political in a story for Fightland.

To read it click here.

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Amanda Nunes’ Classy Apology

Amanda Nunes

Amanda Nunes

After UFC women’s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes beat Ronda Rousey in the ring she also did some verbal beating on the former champ as well, suggesting that Rousey retire.

Nunes now figures what she said was uncool and has formally apologized for it.

In an age where McGregor Mouth™ is the default for most pro fighters this marks a welcome dignified switch up.

Sarah wrote about it for Fightland.

To read it click here.

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Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Rush Among Topics On Polaris Podcast EP3

Albums talked about on Polaris Podcast EP3

Albums talked about on Polaris Podcast EP3

The third episode of the Polaris Podcast focused on four albums that won Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designations in 2016.

They were:

* Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush
* Leonard Cohen’s Songs Of Leonard Cohen
* Rush’s Moving Pictures
* Kate and Anna McGarrigle’s self-titled album

For this episode we interviewed Anna McGarrigle, Young Galaxy and a number of expert jurors.

Please listen, subscribe and validate my employment.

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An Introductory Guide To Nazi Punching

Nazi punching

Nazi punching

Nazi punching, it seems, is a practice quite in vogue these days.

Thing is, throwing some knuckles at Hitler youth has a history far longer than the recent news cycle.

Sarah wrote about some high-profile Nazi punches for Fightland.

To read her story click here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Gord Downie, By Divine Right, Dolly Parton, More

Gord Downie

Gord Downie

Here’s a batch of stories I did late last year for Samaritanmag:

New Michael Schumacher Non-Profit Encourages People to Keep Fighting

Dolly Parton Raises More Than $9 Million U.S. For Tennessee Fire Victims

Kiehl’s To Support Four Canadian Charities During Holiday Season

New ‘Music ♥’s Everybody’ Clothing Line By SOCAN To Support Unison Benevolent Fund

Chantal Kreviazuk Auctioning Off Intimate Home Concert For War Child

Gord Downie Honoured by Assembly of First Nations in Emotional Ceremony

Toronto Raptors Debut Four Limited Edition Caps for Charity

Amazon’s Priest and Imam Ad Shows a Shared Humanity

By Divine Right’s Last Depeche Mode Cover Performance To Help All Paws

Doug Gilmour Courage Campaign To Raise Money For Gord Downie Cancer Research

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