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Three years and counting

As of today, 1 February, I have lived in Canada for three years. Over at Making Light, there’s a great post on the decisions which lead us to the places we are. Many decisions, big and small, led me to this point. In retrospect, I can pinpoint multiple moments where I might have turned back and said: “This is too…

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In our living room after the war

“…and as you know, Bush’s numbers were in decline six months after the war started…” “It’s strange,” I said. “I was in university when this war started, but I was in Grade 2 when the First Gulf War started. I don’t remember enough to compare the two. I don’t really remember what things were like, aside from my cartoons being…

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Attn: Neuroheads

TVO is hosting Mysteries of the Mind week, with coverage on everything from precocious kids to narcolepsy.

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I feel cheated.

The tentacled creature known as Facebook has revealed to me that the boy I had a painful crush on in the fifth grade* has in fact become a stuntman, and has appeared nude on camera in a film that I have already seen, but had no clue he was in.  Fate is laughing at me. Chortling, in fact. *I swear, I had a…

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Food: Chocolate Gingerbread Cylons with Spiced Rum Icing

I have to confess. I don’t watch Galactica the way that I should. What episodes I do watch I always enjoy, and I recognize it as one of the few shows on television that’s genuinely empowers its female characters. My friends, however, adore the show, so when I mentioned an interest in baking up some Cylons, there was no going…

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I hab a code.

Today’s post is brought to you by Advil Cold & Sinus, the only thing currently enabling me to behave in a human manner. (I’m a mere protocol ‘droid, otherwise, or maybe a wood-and-spring automata from the Tales of Hoffmann.) This means that all my processing must needs be devoted to my thesis and the short story I’m working on (my…

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Back home, y'all.

I have returned home from Texas. And I brought back pictures! From Texas It’s a very small collection, but most of the photos taken this trip were of my family (or me) and I don’t like sharing those. But there are action food shots, and a Houston billboard promising 150-foot crosses in the city’s future. Texas is special. There is…

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Happy Thanksgiving, 2008:

Tomorrow, I will be in Texas with some (a tiny fraction) of my American family. Doubtless we’ll be asked what we’re thankful for, so I figure I should warm up. I’m thankful for this video: This song is perfect for writing about multi-generational post-Singularity blood feuds. Also I’m fairly sure that it’s topical for a lot of you around Thanksgiving.…

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