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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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Many people complain about the internet watching them. It’s an invasion of privacy! They can’t collect all that information on me. How are they using that information? Are they selling my data? W...


1 day ago

Gravy in Morning Stream

I tend to do a reset at the beginning of the month. I close off my tracking application and make notes of the highs and lows. I start a new page on my writing software (Scrivener) and grab any ol...


2 days ago

GeeGees in Morning Stream

The university of Ottawa’s sports teams are called the GeeGees, which happened because their colours are garnet and grey in English and Grenat and Gris in French. UOttawa is the largest English-F...


3 days ago

South Molle in Morning Stream

On South Molle Island I play seven holes of golf before lunch and then go to work, washing pots in the kitchen. I play seven holes because two holes got washed out during the last big storm. I wo...


We want things to be predictable but variable Somedays you wake up and you want to change everything. I say ‘you’ but I mean ‘me’. Somedays it’s not a matter of “is there anything more?”, or a ma...


5 days ago

Dave's Gambit in 1% better

There is a text waiting for me when I open my eyes after 9am. It’s Dave, asking if I still hang out in that coffee shop on High Street. I lay in bed thinking about that. “The last time I was ther...


6 days ago

pie in Morning Stream

Thanksgiving day in the states, makes me think of two things. One is you know what. The other is pie, pumpkin pie to be exact. I’ve always liked the homeyness and seeming simplicity of pie. My f...


7 days ago

No filter in 1% better

I used to have a casual friend, a soccer dad friend to be specific, Peter, who had no filter. That’s surprising as he is a fairly senior government employee. Ministry of Agriculture. But maybe ov...


November 24, 2020

another day, yay! in 1% better

What about that iceberg that broke off from the shelf and started drifting south? Out there in the north Atlantic, just drifting, enjoying the night sky only to be hit by an unsinkable ship. If b...


November 23, 2020

math bomb in 1% better

I wasn’t on my company’s top 10 list this year. I wasn’t even in the top 20%. I’ve become part of the 80%, the underperforming, the rest, the also ran. Not even the consideration mention, or most...


November 22, 2020

then, now in 1% better

The umbrella that I always keep in the trunk of the car and use maybe twice a year isn’t there. And so starts the story, deep in Krawttown in the drizzle and in the autumn wind. I have my cell ph...


November 21, 2020

ambient tv in 1% better

Civilization may be defined by great tragedies, but survival is dependent upon small comedies, the joy in tiny events and the avoidance of pain where ever possible. At Flat Creek Inn, the sun ris...


November 20, 2020

a punk with opinion in 1% better

There are fundamental truths in life. Or maybe they are simply norms observed to keep society functioning. Things like, men do not wear yoga pants, grandma’s don’t ride electric skateboards and t...


I’m behind a dump truck going up Park Street, past the park, over Regina Street and then under the railway bridge where the traffic backs up a bit, too much traffic into and out of Home Hardware....


November 18, 2020

knotty pine in 1% better

I was watching a show on Netflix the other night. It was set in the middle east in the 50s and 60s. I noticed that they would have bread and butter and a glass of water for a meal (or a snack). S...


November 17, 2020

Yulong, no see in Long story, short

There was a story I heard a couple of times when I lived in Banquio about a Taiwanese businessman who fell asleep in the back of his BMW after a night out with clients and staff. He fell asleep i...


November 16, 2020

Webcams I've lived in 1% better

I watch the sun come up in Victoria’s inner harbour. The drawbridge goes up. Traffic backs up. Cars eventually block the intersection. Idiots. There is construction in front of Amsterdam’s Centra...


November 15, 2020

stained with wine and gravy in 1% better

Rain this morning. It seems like a long, long time since it has rained. It’s nice. Sunday morning. Big mug of coffee. ‘Jazz in the background’ Spotify playlist. I laid in bed waiting for the dood...


I’m not fashionable. I’m not a clothes horse. I’m not a spendthrift. I’ve never sold an old car. I drive them till they stop and then I either abandoned them (in Banquio) or have them towed away ...


Everyday is the same, but a little different, like the same day playing itself out over and over again in parallel universes, contemporaneous existences, the pieces stay in place as the board mov...


November 12, 2020

lost in 1% better

Sometimes you’re lost and you know it, you have to admit it, you took a wrong turn, your GPS crapped out on you and you are navigating by the terrain, whim, hope, momentum and at night, by the st...


What’s better than found money? Not much, right? I owe it to my new hobby, getting me out and about, out in the big world. I’ve been going out in the afternoons for the past couple of weeks, with...


November 10, 2020

walking around videos in 1% better

The plan was to be back in Taiwan this year at this time. It’s all set up. My summer clothes and folding bicycle, my swimming pool tickets are all there waiting. My real estate websites still sen...


November 09, 2020

Steve's Ford LTD in Morning Stream

Lori looks me up over facebook. I’m easy to find, easy enough that every four or five years someone finds me, makes an initial contact. We usually look at each other’s photos and mutual friends a...


November 08, 2020

slices in Morning Stream

When I was the sweep-up boy at Woolworths, I worked with a bunch of smock-wearing overweight women. As a kid from the suburbs, it was my first prolonged experience working with a completely diffe...


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