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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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The parking lot at the uptown mall is 25% full, fuller than it was two weeks ago, but nowhere near capacity as it, in regular times, is. As things suddenly get back to normal, suddenly but not qu...


7 days ago

Highlife in Morning Stream

I went back to work, dipping my toe in, no longer completely freaked out with the Covid-19. It’s going to be here awhile, humming away like an old refrigerator, you hear it late at night when the...


Some days I’m hyper-productive, making marketing videos and business blog posts about Coronavirus’s impact on business and life as we know it now and hope to know it someday again. I’ll de-bug my...


Like a submarine, the history of the world is long and hard. Although change is constant, it is often imperceptible, like the changing temperature of bathwater, or the slow and decided disintegra...


I think back to a day a long time ago when I was just so tired of it all that I lay in the front hold of the Romance - a barge converted to a backpacker’s hotel in Amsterdam’s inner harbour. I la...


May 04, 2020

Cracker Jack in Morning Stream

The drugs don’t hurt Now that cannabis is legal in Canada, I’ve been partaking. I admit it. I like it. Just a little to take the edge off. Last Monday, I ordered online from the local shop, the...


I’ve learned and relearned a few things during this pandemic, none of them worth the tuition price, no great Verona Revelations, no Eureka moments, no epiphanies, but learnings I’ve learnt. Every...


They all blend together. I hang around the boneless chicken ranch, clearing out the pantry, the liquor cabinet, the the backyard shed, daydreaming on the front porch, listening to the birds and ...


April 14, 2020

The future is now in Morning Stream

I’ve been saying for a while that this pandemic is going to hasten what was already going to happen. Be that a divorce, a decline into alcoholism, getting fired or maybe retirement, a pivot into ...


Laying across the sofa up in the loft, watching music videos, live concerts from the 80’s and 90s, work expanding to fill time. I got time. Frank Zappa. A documentary about the Beach Boys. Peter ...


April 02, 2020

change of speed in Morning Stream

Today is grocery pick-up day again. Good timing, as we ran out of milk yesterday afternoon. The last time I drove the car was a week ago Tuesday when I picked up our last week’s supply. Today is...


March 31, 2020

Bei Ping Inn in Long story, short

There’s a little guesthouse in Houwan, Hengchun called the Bei Ping Inn. The Bei Ping Inn is on the main road, right across from the Maanshan Nuclear Power Plant. If you are on the bus, you have ...


Remember that dress that was all over the internet a year ago. Did you see a blue and black dress or a white and gold dress? It was one or the other. It does not matter which, not to me. I don’t ...


March 29, 2020

the curve in Morning Stream

Some people are ahead of the curve and some people are behind the curve but at least everyone now knows that there is a curve. Last Sunday, we ordered groceries online from the local store. It’s...


March 28, 2020

30 30 in Morning Stream

Last summer, I think it was June, I decided that I was going to write 750 words every morning. That was a good 30-day challenge. 300 words is easy. 750 words can be really tough, especially if yo...


I’m stopping myself from further watching the shambolic bonanza of incompetence rolling out nightly in the White House press room. I’ll miss my own comedic response, alone in my “man loft” at the...


From the beginning I’ve felt like I’ve been a head of the curve on this thing, an early adopter, a few steps ahead of the early majority, a week and a half ahead of the late majority, a full gall...


I watch live web cams of city streets and wildlife and train tracks, lots of trains going by at seemingly random times. I have the live cams on one of my monitors, mostly forgotten. I might be in...


March 24, 2020

ten years later in Morning Stream

Ten years ago when I was a soccer dad, I had a circle of people who I got to know fairly well. It was the only time that I was ever in my life part of a group. Even then I wasn’t a core member. I...


Monday. Snowed overnight. Winter again. The hopefulness of spring has disappeared. We order groceries online. They will be ready for pick up tomorrow morning between 10 and 11am. We debated all...


March 22, 2020

BuJo in Morning Stream

Funny when I started writing again this month it was just a 30-day challenge. I like to start the month with goals - goals to do things, trackable things, not not to do things. I’m bad with limi...


March 21, 2020

Silent spring in Morning Stream

Yesterday’s rant was very negative. I’m sorry about that. I’m not usually quite as negative. What started as a thought about those who think this is a conspiracy or just media hype and those who ...


March 20, 2020

fill your wagon in Morning Stream

In normal times, it’s not unusual for me, when listening to someone talk, think to myself, “this person is an idiot.” I’m not mean about it or smug or cocky. I don’t have a superiority complex. I...


March 19, 2020

soup and crackers in Morning Stream

I haven’t been motivated to do much of anything for the past seven days. I’ve been in a bit of a funk, adjusting to an even more solitary life than I usually lead. I get up with the sun and look...


Taiwan closes its borders overnight to all foreigners. It is a safe zone. My oldest, flying out of Vietnam, got in under the wire, three hours to midnight and is now living under 14 days of quara...


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