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Expensive Ice Cream and Beachside Memories

  Ever notice how it’s the most ordinary sights that transport you back in time? This happened to me with an ice cream sign the other day. On a short visit to my hometown of Vancouver last weekend, I went on a walk by the beach and passed a concession stand that sold ice cream…. Read more »

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Blogging Goals and Small Celebrations

  It’s January 31st, which means that I’ve kept up my vow to write a blog post during every day in 2017 for exactly a month now. As I’ve never been the greatest at sticking to self-imposed resolutions, I’m very pleasantly surprised with myself. That’s, like, fairly close to 10 percent (which means very little,… Read more »

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Who You Worship.

  I stumbled upon this quote by David Foster Wallace accidentally through Pinterest and find it as salient and as relevant as ever.

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Travelling, Washington and Blog Post from an Analog Notebook

Hi, hi. I am on the road today and thought that I’d do something I haven’t done in a really long time: write a semi-coherent essay (as in, something more structured than just notes) by hand. If you can put up with the terrible handwriting, read my handwritten blog post about travelling to Washington, D.C. to report on inauguration stuff… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

Another week, another list of internet links. January has, to be honest, never been my favourite month of the year. The weather is gloomy, the post-holiday buzz is all but gone, and it can often seem as though everyone in this world is moving faster than you are. Or scratch that. You are moving just… Read more »

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‘It’s Not Supposed To Be Anything’ Line

  If you’ve ever seen the 1998 movie Pleasantville, you probably remember a thousand more memorable scenes from this movie (like when the prim 1950s mother starts exploring her body in a bathtub or when all the characters change from black-and-white into colour). I, however, find this quiet scene near the end especially memorable — David’s mom comes… Read more »

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Weekly Internet-ing: Sparkly People, Links, and Things

A little bit of routine, I think, helps any blog. It does the double job of rewarding readers who are loyal enough to come back (hi, Mom!) and saving the blogger’s butt on days when topics are hard to come by. That’s why I’m going to make Wednesdays my “Internet-ing” days – that’s when I’ll post… Read more »

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The Big Two-Four.

I used to think that the quarter-life crisis was something only aspiring hipsters and other assholish types went through. And then I turned twenty-four (the typical age for it is twenty-five, but I’ve always been a precocious child), received my master’s degree and was hit with a wave of sadness and disaffection so strong that… Read more »

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On Inspiration and Days When It’s Not There

The writing part comes easily. It’s finding the ideas on days when I’ve hit a block and nothing in the entire world seems inspiring that makes me want to tear my hair out on the regular. Those days when the spinach salad that I had for lunch suddenly seems thought-provoking and the screen in front… Read more »

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Some Realistic New Year’s Resolutions: Being More Mediocre

Now that we are two days into the new year and have all read and written enough sentimental year-end statements (my own included) to last precisely 365 days, it’s time to get serious. Facebook bucket lists, midnight debauchery and lofty promises to be be kinder, gentler people behind us, we have a whole year to make all… Read more »