August 26, 2018

Buzz off

Barbecues, picnics, pool parties and other shindigs held in your yard can attract a lot of invited guests. They can also draw in plenty of unwanted visitors in the form of pesky insects like bees, wasps, mosquitos, ants, ticks and flies. Talk about a buzz kill. But with the right planning, you can keep the bugs at bay and ensure a crowd-pleasing al fresco event.

In my most recent article for Content That Works, published in newspapers across North America, I suggest eight ways to keep the bugs at bay this summer. Get the lowdown by clicking here.

August 12, 2018

Relive "Groundhog Day" – without getting stuck in Punxsutawney

For the second episode of my new Cineversary podcast, I honor the silver anniversary of a solid gold film: Groundhog Day, originally released in 1993. Listen as I interview the movie's screenwriter, Danny Rubin, and learn what makes Groundhog Day tick. We discuss why the picture still resonates all these years later, how it inspired a cottage industry of time loop movies, what it was like collaborating with Bill Murray and director Harold Ramis, how this tale was turned into a successful Broadway musical, and more.

You can stream, download or subscribe to the Cineversary podcast by clicking below or using Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Anchor, Breaker, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Google Play Music, Overcast, Pocket Casts, PodBean, RadioPublic, Spotify, Stitcher, or TuneIn.

August 5, 2018

Out-of-this-world dentistry

Maintaining a healthy mouth here on terra firma is challenging enough for patients and their dentists. But for those who work or play far above or below the earth’s surface, the “tooth” of the matter is that exposure to extreme environments may have consequences on oral health. For proof, just ask pilots, astronauts, scuba divers, miners, researchers and other professionals.

I did, for my latest article published in the Academy of General Dentistry's AGD Impact newsmagazine. And I learned that there are dental side effects to these vocations and pastimes.

Read the full article here.