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I wrote with my friends. Almost everyone did. Sometimes I wrote too much. Sometimes, others did. I liked to write. I still like to write. But I did not write to the point of blacking out, and I never sexually assaulted anyone. There is a bright line between writing, which I gladly do, and which I fully embrace, and sexually assaulting someone, which is a violent crime.

We wrote too much. We liked to write. You know, we... whatever the chart says, a word/page count chart.

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I’m laying n bed last night, phone in hand, looking for something to listen to. I get a message from the app connected to the little camera looking out the window at the bungalow. Motion activate...


Since the beginning of the year, on my local subreddit I’ve been trolling local idiots for saying idiotic things. I used to always be a lurker on Reddit, checking in periodically to see what peop...


When I was a boy, I liked pocket knives and flashlights. I would put playing cards in the spokes of my bike wheels attaching them with wooden clothespins to the front and back forks. Blaaaaaaaaaa...


So I took the other little camera and set it up in the bungalow window. I have it pointing out into the front yard, between the two bushes that I should cut back again. The little camera is point...


4 days ago

5:30 dog walker in 1% better

Last night at about 9pm, we walked over to the bungalow so I could check on the new motion sensor security lights. They work great. They are solar so they charge up during the day and then only c...


It is unseasonably warm. The weekend warriors will be going hog wild to Turkey Point today. Idiots. It’s silly to put on some leathers and a pair of dark sunglasses and suddenly become a tough gu...


So, another guy I follow on Youtube is leaving Taiwan. He announced it the other day and he’ll be gone soon. No more videos. Not even a goodbye Taiwan video. “Not my style”, he said, “to make goo...


At the bungalow, the next door neighbour has been using our front yard to exercise his dog. He stands on the corner of his property and throws the frisbee over both lawns. The dog, dutifully fetc...


May 10, 2022

black gold in 1% better

Making a list really helps get things done. I took yesterday’s post and turned it into three lists and a bullet journal and then I worked down the list, getting the things I’ve been putting off d...


May 09, 2022

the best laid plans in 1% better

I’m going to make a list, a to do today list, a weekly plan and a Bullet Journal. I’m going to get back on track with my Mandarin studies. I’m going to start tracking the amount of water and booz...


May 08, 2022

camp out in 1% better

After spending a lot of time looking at teardrop trailers I’ve come back again to the realization that I don’t even like camping. What I like is visiting different places: little towns, beaches, ...


May 06, 2022

Going with Kovi in 1% better

I go down a rabbit hole, this time teardrop camper trailers. I like the smallest, stripped-down ones. I don’t need an air conditioner. I don’t even need a fridge. But I do like the ones that open...


May 02, 2022

China stumbling in 1% better

Mattie took the cat to Toronto and Amah is in the bungalow. Fred went to Belgium without sending the stuff he promised to send. That guy is so great at not doing things. I’ve never been so compl...


Sunday. First day in May. Raining. Cool. Well, at least we had a nice day yesterday. I realize that this weather is mostly pretty typical for this time of year (although we did break two daily r...


Spring is here and the old people around the neighbourhood are either working in their gardens or sitting on their front porches. The middle aged people are out with their kids or cleaning out th...


April 29, 2022

sitting it out in 1% better

The designer came back this morning. The last flooring guy is next. He texted me yesterday afternoon and said he wanted to visit. His text did not identify who exactly was texting. “When is a g...


April 28, 2022

Kang-desk in 1% better

Because of all the dust, I turned the furnace off last week, which was fine as it was warm. But then it got down into the negatives again. So the house is like an ice box. My office is up in the ...


April 27, 2022

the shift in 1% better

In the movie Office Space, the protagonist hates his job. He says that everyday is worse than the day before. He started out as an optimistic young man with a future and career ahead of him. He c...


The flooring guy is coming today, the last one. The last quote. I spend ten minutes looking at a YouTube video about removing an old floor. Looks like a dirty job. (But not as dirty as taking dow...


Monday morning. All is quiet on Newton Avenue. The birds in the trees chirp, sing and twitter. A barking dog half block away, bark, bark, barks. An occasional automobile can be heard in the near...


April 24, 2022

trucks and renos in 1% better

The kitchen renovation project has been keeping me busy. The contractor showed up on Thursday and asked me why I hadn’t removed the ceiling yet. I thought he was just putting in the steal beam. T...


April 19, 2022

picking up the pieces in 1% better

Garbage day and the wind came up, blowing plastic from the recycle bins and empty garbage cans all over the neighbourhood. A whole bag of garbage gets lodged under a car parked on the street. I ...


April 18, 2022

sweet, like a banana in 1% better

I watch videos from Shanghai, life during lockdown, and think to myself, “they aren’t doing it very well.” I suppose having been through lockdowns, quarantining, testing…the whole shebang… and be...


April 16, 2022

Tom's dad's filler job in 1% better

So, holiday weekend. Windy as hell yesterday. I grilled some steaks and we had Mattie and her old/new again boyfriend over for dinner. They were together for a few years, pretty serious, then bro...


April 15, 2022

in progress in 1% better

Twenty years ago this neighbourhood was pretty ghetto. ‘Sketchy’ is what one of my daughter’s friends said. Previous to that, in the 1990s things really hit the skids. I wasn’t here then, but I’v...


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