Life

Blog posts about life, art, and everything.

Joss Whedon on equality

Joss Whedon on equality

June 4, 2014 | Blog

Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s […]

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Kurt Vonnegut on happiness

Kurt Vonnegut on happiness

June 3, 2014 | Blog

One of the things [Uncle Alex] found objectionable about human beings was that they so rarely noticed it when they were happy. He himself did his best to acknowledge it when times were sweet. We could be drinking lemonade in the shade of an apple tree in the summertime, and Uncle Alex would interrupt the […]

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Neko Case on heaven

Neko Case on heaven

June 2, 2014 | Blog

A favourite Neko Case lyric has been looping through my brain all weekend, for no discernible reason. I’m not complaining. “And heaven will smell like the airport, But I may never get there to prove it. So let’s not waste our time thinking how that ain’t fair.”

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Cranberry mayo

Cranberry mayo

April 16, 2014 | Blog

No mayo manufacturer has bottled a cranberry mayo? Isn’t that the kind of cater-to-the-lazy product that companies love? #crannaise

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The Conjouring

The Conjouring

March 17, 2014 | Blog

Saw The Conjouring on the weekend. Scariest movie I ever saw. Dood had 5 daughters. FIVE DAUGHTERS. They kept tumbling out of his car like clowns at a circus. I couldn’t believe it. I guess there was a haunted house or something too, and the mother tried to kill everybody BUT WHATEVER WHO CAN BLAME […]

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Gender specific toys

Gender specific toys

March 10, 2014 | Blog

My brain reminded me of the time some caveman berated his son for playing with a girl rock, and the boy was looking at the rock wondering “What?” and his cave dad was all “nonono, play with the cave manly rocks over there. Quickly. Before someone sees you.” Then later while the cave boy was […]

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My office is a cross-border town

My office is a cross-border town

January 2, 2014 | Blog

If I sit straight at my desk, I’m at work. If I swivel 10 degrees, I’m at home. My office is a cross-border town. WHAT MAGIC IS THIS.

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Tell him about the Twinkie

Tell him about the Twinkie

January 2, 2014 | Blog

Every time I go into the furnace room my inner dialog is this: “How’s the grid holding up?…It’s getting crowded in there and all my data points to something big on the horizon.” By then I’ve grabbed the OJ carton from the mini fridge and started back upstairs.

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School bus memories

School bus memories

November 27, 2013 | Blog

When I was a kid my school bus was cancelled, I swear to god, like zero times. There’d be snow up to our armpits, and the bus would just drive faster. It was really cold, too. We’d burn our lunch bags for heat. After we ate the half dozen apples mom packed for my lunch, […]

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