Shawn DeWolfe's blog

The French Bread Test

  • Posted on: 18 January 2015
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe

There is this mediocre but well regarded bakery in town. They don’t subscribe to the “take a number system.” Friends get served first. I once tried to get dinner rolls. They snapped back, “we don’t do special orders.” White dinner rolls are “special orders.” When you look at their menu, they have all of these elaborate baked goods. They don’t have rolls. They don’t have French bread. Why? Because they would fail the French Bread Test.

The Four Toxins

  • Posted on: 12 November 2014
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe

Four ToxinsMy friend asked me to join her on a challenge: 30 days without booze, sugar, coffee, and pot. I understood her reasons and I wanted to applaud and support her pledge.

Dick, Dick, Dick, Dick, Dick, Dick.... Dick!

  • Posted on: 30 October 2014
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe
Running through the back of my head all week (thanks to events surrounding CBC’s personality / date rapist, Jian Ghomeshi) has been the opening sequence from Reservoir Dogs and Quentin Tarrantino’s rant about Madonna and Like A Virgin. He theorizes that Like A Virgin is about pain, pain like the first time. Pain, permissiveness, permission and pelvises has been in a swirl this week. It’s had me thinking about a number of topics and how they tie together.