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From a recent dream:

“You say he just wandered in out of the hills?” “Yes.” “And he hasn’t spoken once.” “No.” “…And do you think that this is a beneficial environment?” “Well…yes! It’s full of intelligent, interesting people who treat him like a human being! We all love him!” “That’s interesting, because what I see is a bunch of lush layabouts with no sense…

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Canadians like it on top, Life

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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Memento

Henna paste, courtesy of Holly Monster, used in a fit of pique to remind myself to finish what I start: The end result: It’s amazing how cathartic this little thing is. I sometimes can’t resist and end up kissing my wrist (I always imagine Walter Kovacs cringing and twisting away, like an embarrassed little boy). The moment the paste hit…

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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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