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More Whiteboard Art

This is probably the billionth time I’ve drawn this painting this year:

Whiteboard Art


These are some of my favorite books. Some are old. Some are new. Some are red. Some are blue. Gilgamesh Homer – The Iliad and The Odyssey Virgil – The Aeneid Michael Cervantes – Don Quixote Leo Tolstoy – War and Peace Dostoevsky – Crime and Punishment Herman Melville – Moby Dick, or The Whale […]

White it the air

White it the air Outside it’s been coming down for days and days and days. It’s nothing but pure white out there, white in the sky, white is the ground, white it the air, white white white. Driving to work I see a helicopter that comes so close to ground that it just seems like […]

Other People’s Poems

Here is a smattering of great poems written by other people: Robert Hass is one of my favorite living poets. He was the Poet Laureate of the U.S. in the late 90’s, and this collection won a Pulitzer. Not bad. ROBERT HASS – ENVY OF OTHER PEOPLE’S POEMS In one version of the legend the […]


Normandy Next we travelled to the Normandy coast and to a town called Bayeux. In Bayeux there is a tapestry which depicts events leading up to the Norman conquest of England. Unfortunately, we did not see the tapestry—though we heard it was nice. We went on a D-Day tour and witnessed settings of events that lead […]

Jens Lekman – An Argument With Myself

“In the case “Jens Lekman vs. Jens Lekman”, we will look closer at the evidence presented – the photo I had carried in my breastpocket for a whole year, the pressed honeysuckle, the wind so rich on summer and so sweet – how are these things connected and why are they relevant?” From Jens’ site. […]

Books for a European Vacation

Polaris Longlist

So, with the Polaris Prize shortlist coming out in 5 days (and 17 hours), I have finally decided on my favourites from the longlist. There were 40 altogether, and I cannot admit to having intimate knowledge of more than 10 of them, but thanks to CBC Radio 3, I have managed to listen to a […]

Robert Kroetsch

Recently I was given this book by a friend. I had never heard of Robert Kroetsch before, and was working my way towards the book when I found out the author had just passed away in a car crash near Edmonton. And so although I have only read this one book of his (his last) […]