Update – teaching and writing

It’s been a while since I last posted – but that’s because I’ve been busy with teaching and writing. Here’s an update from earlier this week:

Ahhhh…. After a full day of teaching – my university/college prep students & my Grade 12 kids – where we discussed poems, puns, understatements, euphemisms, appositives, etc., it was time for some honey lemon tea and my book writing… The book’s going well! And…the index for the 1988 Dodgers book is done too!



Now available on Amazon.com + Rowman & Littlefield website…

The 1988 Dodgers: Reliving the Championship Season is now available on Amazon.com and the Rowman & Littlefield publisher website.

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Here’s a review from Boston Globe‘s Bob Ryan:

Orel Hershiser IV…Kirk Gibson…the irrepressible Tom LaSorda…you know all about them. But Rick Dempsey, Mickey Hatcher, and Danny Heep—aka “The Stuntmen”—not so much. Now, thanks to K. P. Wee’s The 1988 Dodgers: Reliving the Championship Season, you will. This is the story of a very improbable and, yes, lovable bunch, the last LA Dodger squad to win a championship.
— Bob Ryan, Boston Globe, ESPN

The book is due to be released in August 2018, but all you sports fans out there can pre-order now! What a great gift for the baseball fan in your family!

Excuse me? What “table service” again? (McDonald’s)

(This was originally posted on one of my food blogs, LetsGrabABurger.Wordpress.com)

Over the past year, McDonald’s has installed self-service kiosks in their locations across Canada, and in the past few months has come up with “table service” – where they would bring the food to your table as you wait.

Today, I ordered a combo at their Surrey/Guildford location and requested “table service,” but guess what?


I received an empty cup instead of the beverage I ordered when using the self-serve kiosk.


I was there for more than half an hour, and I looked around at other tables when the staff brought over those customers’ orders. Yup. It seemed like others were receiving their beverages instead of empty cups!

So, chalk this one up as “inconsistent service.” Or, as I call it, “half-table service.”

Interestingly, a week earlier when I was at the Kingsway/Victoria location in Vancouver, there wasn’t even an option provided on the kiosk window to have table service! They had those medallion things for table service at the kiosks, though!

Again, inconsistency… Yikes… Can McDonald’s get anything right?

More board games for the new year…


Over the Christmas holidays, I picked up several board games to add to my existing collection, including a baseball theme game called “Bottom of the 9th.”

It will be exciting to get to sleeve the cards and play the games!


New baseball biography project

It’s a new year, and I have a new writing project for 2018.

This one is going to be about a former Major League Baseball player who was a World Champion with the Florida Marlins and also had stints with Houston and Pittsburgh.

I’m starting this project this week, and it’s going to be very exciting!