Planet of the Humans

May 5, 2020

If you’re already feeling in any way depressed (or otherwise experiencing fragile mental health) from the effects of COVID-induced social isolation, do yourself a big favour and don’t watch Jeff Gibbs’s Planet of the Humans. This might be the worst cinematic experience I’ve ever had, and I’ve seen *two* of Adam Sandler’s films.

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Mailbox Plus, 2017 Davie Street, Vancouver

Mailbox Plus could benefit from new management

December 31, 2019

In this age of corporate behemoths, I try to support independent businesses. Sometimes, though, it seems like the independent businesses want me to go to the behemoth. Mailbox Plus, 1027 Davie Street, Vancouver, is one of these.

Free Trip to Egypt

Free Trip to Egypt

October 6, 2019

Free Trip to Egypt is a documentary film project dreamed up by Egyptian-Canadian-Swiss software entrepreneur, Tarek Mounib.

Escalator photo by Arthur Edelman on Unsplash

Is it bad to walk on an escalator?

September 21, 2019

In which Hedley resists the efficiency imperative of Uytae Lee’s CBC critique of escalator-walking.

dumpling house

On Ducks and Dumplings

September 9, 2018

Recent dining adventures in Portland, OR and Vancouver, BC

hope in the dark - rebecca solnit

My Year of (few) Books: 2017

January 1, 2018

As 2017 ends and the next year begins, a a brief summary of books read in the past year. It’s a shorter list than usual.

bookpile

My Year of Books: 2016

January 2, 2017

Another year, another stack of #95books, or as near to it as I get.