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Crepes and Times of Crisis

  When it feels as though bad news is taking over the world, is it okay to post about food and clothes and music? Over the last few days, I’ve seen several instances of people I know playing “social media police officer” — monitoring what other people post to point out that it’s inappropriate to… Read more »

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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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Potato Art in Unlikely Places

Art that you find in unexpected places is by far the best kind of art. This little potato man greeted me while I was wandering around West Vancouver with my parents (yes, I am visiting home for a few days); the discovery really got me thinking about the elitism of the art world. Who’s to say that this… Read more »

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Finding the Right Words for Music

    During my final semester of graduate school, I discovered that I am completely incapable of writing about music. Not physically incapable, of course, but just really, really bad at it. My capacity for describing songs is limited to simplistic statements such as “I liked it” or “it spoke to me” or “it was fun to dance to.”… Read more »

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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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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 »