Wes Olesen’s House of Pain

On January 1, 2014 Wes Olesen courageously decrees that he will fight the urge to like pictures of cute and fuzzy bunnies on Facebook. What happens next will blow your mind.

Recalling and Regretting Band Aid

Almost 30 years ago, a group of recording artists led by Bob Geldof formed an ensemble called Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Africa. If you are a child of the 1980s like me you’ll remember the single “Do they know it’s Christmas?”...

Paul Simon and an Old Pair of Nike’s

What do an old pair of Nike sneakers, Paul Simon, The Advocate and the State Theatre have in common? My father, DonĀ Carlon. When I was growing up, my father taught me lessons of sacrifice, generosity and frugality through the example he set for me and my brothers and...