The Art Of Agreeing To Disagree

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This is a special post dedicated to my brother on his 32nd birthday.  Even though we haven’t always seen eye to eye – it is a neat feeling knowing there is someone else out there that shares your blood.

Mike has been doing some really cool stuff over in his home town of Ottawa, Ontario.  Share the blog love and “check out/follow/like” his pages if you think what he is doing is cool!

Mike helped found this really amazing Urban Culture event known as “House Of Paint“, mike hop

He runs a wicked graffiti “heritage” site –,

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Mike has a million pictures on flickr, mike flickr

He has documented some time lapsed videos on his youtube channel mike youtubeand he has a really interesting portfolio of work mike website

Which is starting to include some bad ass pyrography.

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Mike also has a Facebook Page

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A twitter accountmike twitter

And a sometimes funny Tumblr blogmike tumblr

I hope you enjoyed looking through my brothers body of work.  I find graffiti fascinating.  Happy Birthday Mike, sorry we can’t be there to celebrate!  I will leave you with some good ol’ family photos.  Enjoy!

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How To Spend Your Last Days Of Summer


(this kid had awesome style – rocking a pair of donut socks)

Back to school ads are flogging my mailbox – these kids are soaking up what time they have left before they get back to the grind.  ( by the looks of things, these kids grind all year long!)

Our local parkette has a little skate park that is used quite heavily.  There was a skateboard trick competition later in the afternoon and it was really nice to see all the kids parents coming out to support their kids.  It looked like there was some muraling happening as well (my brother would be proud)

I would love to see more girls getting into it -(there were no females other than moms present)

I think there were about 60 skaters in attendance to and probably 30 to compete.  Here are some pics of the neighbourhood kids practicing their skills before the competition.

6(1 of 2 bigger ramps)

3(do udj? )

4(there were lots of tricks and lots of spills – I love watching the kids learn)


(just before the competition, some sponsors showed up handing out grip tape and other cools stuff – like bees to honey, gotta love free stuff!)