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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 didn’t mean to imply that I slept with two Danish girls. I was never that successful with girls. (But, for the record I did sleep with one of them. She wrapped her legs around mine in some sort...


As the beekeeper on the kibbutz, one day I got stung six times on my left hand. I didn’t wear gloves but I did wear the rest of the get up - the hazmat suit and the pith helmet netting. And it wa...


I’ve got absolutely no patience for online banking. I’ve become a Luddite, I know. But with all the passwords, the questions that I have to answer, the two-step security protocols that need email...


The drugs and video games are helping me give up the booze. I don’t miss it. I just like having it around to help me kill time. No imagination. No passion. Christ I may have to turn to religion n...


7 days ago

the big dig in 1% better

I’m still in the mood for a big clean up and so I chip away at all the stuff that has built up in the basements of my two houses. First of all, I got tired of answering questions and arranging t...


September 07, 2021

Kijiji and the kiln in 1% better

Over at the bungalow on Sunday, we started cleaning it out. It is amazing how much stuff collected in the basement and since we stopped running the airbnb two years ago. Certainly with Mattie and...


September 05, 2021

Waiting to land in 1% better

Sure is quiet. The pandemic has turned us all into homebodies, antisocial and self-involved. I’m not complaining. I like it. Sunday morning 10:30. An occasional car on the street. A pedestrian...


September 04, 2021

In my video in 1% better

The tough thing about decided to write everyday is that most days nothing notable is worthy of writing about. Day in, day out, life goes on. I sleep in and then waste time on the internet, YouTu...


September 03, 2021

Jasper in 1% better

Another day, another September. A blur. Time goes by. I travel through time. Endlessly, until the end. Reading about the Taipings. I always thought they were a flash in the pan. A sudden revolt t...


I always overcorrect when I change course. I let things go on too long and too far. I wake up at the wheel, finding myself careening off course and out of control. The beets are bouncing out of t...


I’ve long thought that September should be the beginning of the calendar year. It makes sense. The kids go back to school. They start a new grade. People go back to work. The summer slowdown is o...


September 01, 2021

Road trip in 1% better

An epic road trip, across country and back again. I was trying to remember just how many times I’ve driven from Ontario west to BC and/or back again — eight times total. That’s about 50,000km. Th...


When I’m at Costco, like I was last night, I like to pay special attention to the people who only have two or three things in their cart: - A bag of microfibre rags and a block of cheddar cheese....


The bad days are much more important that the good days. That’s a good place to start. I think back over the last 12 to 16 months and my memory is blank. Nothing bad happened. Nothing happened. A...


The payback came early, back to me. The universe sent me a curve. I didn’t actually win the Chrysler LeBaron, and all the other prizes and that’s a shame. I really wanted the lifetime supply of R...


July 27, 2021

Freshen-up in 1% better

There used to be a kind of chewing gum when I was a kid called Freshen-up. It had the flavours cinnamon, peppermint, spearmint and bubble gum. A fruit variation was also offered in the early year...


July 26, 2021

Tools in 1% better

When considering tools, sometimes you need to turn screws and sometimes you need to hit nails. Sometimes you have to cut things, or glue things. You have to measure things, smooth things out, mak...


I only check the weather in the summertime, when I’m expecting hot, humid and sunny time. (For relaxing times, make it sunny times). The rest of the time I don’t care. Today and tomorrow are goin...


July 24, 2021

Poolside thoughts in 1% better

Poolside thoughts When you look at the 50s from the perspective of the 70s they seem so different. But when you look at the 70s from the 90s, not so much. Why is that? This is a thought that nags...


July 23, 2021

less bog, more speed in 1% better

June 23. I’m at that time in the summer when I don’t get any emails, no phone calls, nothing new to do, just clean up what has been done already… dot the i’s, cross the t’s, pinch off the lingeri...


July 05, 2021

The space between us in 1% better

I don’t know why. I guess the time was right. About five, six years ago, I broke up with three important men in my life. My brother, my business partner and my best friend. The break ups happene...


In terms of education, I graduated at the bottom of my class from a second rate Canadian University with a bachelors degree in economics. The important word in that sentence is graduated. I atte...


June 29, 2021

The truth prevails in 1% better

When it is hot like this, I like to say it’s stinking hot and it is if only because it is garbage day and 27C at 10am. Wilting in the heat And pets panting, laying flat out Garbage day in the sw...


After not getting hired at the Weipa bauxite mines and subsequently getting fired from the drive-in liquor store for stealing. “It’s a set up man. I was framed”, (I really was), Ryan and I made o...


June 23, 2021

Ice cream in 1% better

The secret of selling a lot of ice cream is to overserve people on a regular basis so someone is always wandering around the mall with an enormous ice cream cone, dripping it on their shoes, lick...


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