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2012

O, how My Tea has fallen!

December 25, 2012

A dish washing catastrophe, on cHRISTMAS morning! From Fisher of Men… To holder of pens:

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Snow Trauma in Vancouver

December 19, 2012

It’s snowing in Vancouver today, and if you’ve even been here you know what that means: innumerable diatribes about how Vancouverites don’t know how to drive in snow. It’s an absurdly tiresome bit of small talk that is simultaneously both accurate and bullshit.

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Sorry, just warming up: On Blogging

November 24, 2012

Then there’s the word post. It’s both verb and noun. Shall I blog a post, post a blog, or post a post?

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Security tips for progressive bankers

November 1, 2012

Maybe if you grew up in some sort of comfortable, middle-class suburban ideal (cough, cough) Vancity’s security questions don’t sound particularly troublesome. But if you think about them a little, they represent a pretty specific sort of idealised western life experience.

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Vermin, Revisited

October 4, 2012

A revised recollection of rodents-in-residence.

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365 Poets, or, The Resuscitation of a Comatose Blog

May 27, 2012

[This entry heralds the imminent beginning of a new blogging project in which I intend to conduct a public exploration of 365 individual poets, simultaneously promoting the art of poetry to the vast masses of my readership and revealing to the world once and for all the extent of my ill-informed Philistinism. Stay tuned for…

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Not Independents Day

March 31, 2012

Maybe if you give me a cup of English Breakfast (and not Earl Grey) when I order a cup of English Breakfast Maybe if you stop telling your colleague about your date last night long enough to listen to me say “English Breakfast” Maybe if when you give me an unwanted cup of Earl Grey…

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Does that Malthusian Belt come in taupe?

March 1, 2012

Is Earth full? That’s debatable. The planet has more than 6.8 billion people crawling across its face, which sounds crowded but is difficult – in upper North America – to put into any meaningful perspective. Put another way, if you spread the whole population evenly over all of Earth’s land masses, there would be about…

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Backyard Chronicles: Fowl Thoughts

February 26, 2012

From the plastic Adirondack chair in my backyard, the one in which I have been sitting and contemplating the world for several years, the one that has a cracked seat that (I have discovered through painful experience) one should never recline upon while wearing a skirt sans culottes, I now have a new sight upon…

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In defence of the Smart Meter

January 28, 2012

The recent hubbub being stirred up by those who have set their own hair on fire over the introduction of smart meters is refreshing in one respect: it’s a nice change from reports of suspicious chem-trails and inside jobs on 9/11. British Columbians are probably right to be apprehensive about BC Hydro’s motivations and future…

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