ANTHONY HOFFMAN

ANTHONY HOFFMAN

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All posts by ANTHONY HOFFMAN

Nov
23
2017
Volume
6-1
Published in Regulars
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Great.  One more dumb year older.  My balls are practically in a race to my ankles.  If I watch the lines on my face carefully enough, I can see a full-time crew at work digging them deeper.  Where did all my hair go?!  Wait—there it is….. I didn’t…
Oct
01
2017
Volume
5-6
Published in Regulars
“I wish there was more to do in Fort McMurray.”  What an anthem for a bored city if I’ve ever heard one.  I’ve been hearing this since the day I arrived as a four-year-old with popsicle-stained hands.  I imagine it was said long before that, and it will probably continue…
Jul
28
2017
Volume
5-5
Published in Regulars
There is an epidemic sweeping through our schools, cities, and country. I call it ‘The Participation Medal Syndrome.’  The idea that we should build a learning environment where failure isn’t possible.
May
23
2017
Volume
5-4
Published in Regulars
The smell invading the air, wafting from roaring barbeques.  Endless lake nights.  Ice cream melting down the back of your hand.  The explosive red of a fresh, early morning sunrise.  Beach days.  Sand stuck to your toes.  Boat rides.  Grass-stained knees.  The crisp, cool taste of an IPA.  The warm…
Mar
20
2017
Volume
5-3
Published in Regulars
There is a consuming, typhoon-like force behind charity that changes people.  How cliché is the story of the rich dude, who, lost in the meaninglessness of his wealth starts a charity, or donates large portions of it away?  Usually that requires some sort of deep introspection or mountaintop epiphany on…
Jan
27
2017
Volume
5-2
Published in Regulars
The alarm clock goes off.  You reach over and throw that stupid, invasive, good for nothing black box crashing out the window where it gets run over by a dump truck, a sand truck and a stampede of wild elephants….  Wait, still dreaming... Beep! Beep! Beep!!  Dammit.
Nov
27
2016
Volume
5-1
Published in Regulars
Have you ever stopped to just feel your heart beat?  Taken two fingers and placed them on your wrist, checking the radial pulse?  You can feel every surge of blood flowing under your skin, shooting through the arterial system, almost hints--proofs of your life.
Oct
29
2016
Holiday Guide
2016
Published in Holiday Guide 2016
Okay dude, considering what we’ve been through here in Fort McMurray, you’d better be loading up that sleigh extra heavy this year.  Ain’t no naughty I’ve done in 2016 that can outweigh the ‘nice’.  (See May 3rd to oh, some time around June for reference).  Not to sound too forward,…
Sep
30
2016
Volume
4-5
Published in Features
I remember reading something Mother Teresa wrote once that I found incredibly inspiring.  She said “What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight.  Build anyways.”  Then my house burnt down.

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