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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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October 29, 2020

weed in 1% better

My youngest before visiting the other day, stopped by the High Street weed store. She bought me some edibles asking if I had ever been in the shop which is about a ten minute walk from the ol’ bo...


October 28, 2020

modern day fairy tale in 1% better

Before I toggle, before I even call my web hosting service, I invite my youngest over to stand by just in case I break my websites. She is young and grew up with the internet. She knows a little ...


Yesterday I wrote about writing. I didn’t know I was so nostalgic. Writing has long been a hobby, though I never knew it until recently. Finding out that writing is a hobby is like on the news w...


October 26, 2020

The daily words in 1% better

So I’ve decided again to do morning pages, daily writing in the morning, but not like last time where I wrote 750 words, usually in about 25 minutes, and then hit publish. That was too much. Too ...


October 25, 2020

The Big Nickel in 1% better

The big nickel is the granddaddy of all roadside attractions. It may not have been the first roadside attraction in the world. It may not be the best. It may not even be that famous anymore, but ...


October 24, 2020

Crazylegs in 1% better

A day or two before we leave on this trip around the biggest sweet potato ever, I bump into an old colleague, Crazylegs, still with the Big Mother, still wearing the fashion of mid-90s, still the...


October 23, 2020

sweet potato in 1% better

You shouldn’t need a vacation when you return from a holiday, but that’s the way I’m feeling already. We cut down that second longest secondary highway in all of Ontario yesterday, cutting off a ...


October 22, 2020

Snow in 1% better

In White River, we boondock on a narrow peninsula, jutting out into a northern lake so idyllic and serene, it’s without question the best place we’ve every stopped for the night. The light snow f...


October 21, 2020

Passage in 1% better

There is not a lot of anything except scrubby land and abject loneliness between Smooth Rock Falls and White River. Along the way, along the second longest secondary road in Ontario, the scenery ...


October 20, 2020

Nature in 1% better

In southern Ontario you get used to cities and towns, of roads and highways and lots of cars, minivans and SUVs, driving too fast. You get used to seeing new stuff, construction, growth and signs...


October 19, 2020

Early in 1% better

I wake up just after the sun rises behind the trees across the lake. The mist is rising from the lake, reminding me of that joke about the little Indian boy. My first night out is chilly, maybe -...


October 18, 2020

North in Above the line/below the line

I’ve been given the gift of time, of idleness and imagination. Time well wasted is, as far as I’m concerned, time well spent. With that in mind, I take off to northern Ontario (finally), wanting ...


It rains so I spend the weekend sitting about the old crab shack, binging on Netflix and ‘getting organized’. Animal Kingdom is a modern day Godfather. Tom Cruise is a nazi with with a conscience...


October 04, 2020

Oxygen in Captured thoughts

The doctors and nurses stroll out and line up in front of a microphone with Walter Reed Hospital as a backdrop. The doctors and nurses are all in white lab coats over green or blue scrubs. The ho...


I used to know a girl who was named after a tree in her parents front yard. My first thought when hearing this was I’m glad there weren’t any dogs in the yard. (Old joke about a little Indian boy...


September 29, 2020

end of sept in Captured thoughts

After a summer spent perfecting my impression of a giant land salmon, and pondering the significance of truth, beauty and wisdom out by the pool, I sit here now like Muammar Gaddafi, the once bro...


September 25, 2020

Candle-making? Me? in 1% better

I googled ‘hobbies’ the other night, thinking that since I’m not that busy with work or family, since I’m not doing any travelling, since I’m at ‘loose ends”, I could think about taking on anothe...


September 18, 2020

Control in 1% better

I’ve got my intermittent fasting, my books and youtube live streams of distant harbours and airports, of train tracks, and reservoirs, but it’s the books especially books, holy smokes, the public...


September 08, 2020

Guten Morgen in Morning Stream

It was 12 degrees when I got up this morning, the coldest temperature we’ve seen here since, ah, June, was it May? Don’t know. Don’t care. Talking about the weather is about as interesting as tal...


I sit around the Fortress of Chuckles, sipping a beer and listening to Doffen Dave (on Zoom) talk about the business that could have been but was lost mostly due to the fact that no one was very ...


August 30, 2020

Jumping strays in Captured thoughts

I have a little note keeping app on my phone. Who doesn’t? And I like to capture stray thoughts as they linger and I lounge around in bed or by the pool, sometimes out for a stroll. Sometimes I r...


If they ever name a street after me it’ll have to be either one way or a dead end. I live next to a police officer and he lives next to a parole officer. That makes me either a criminal, or the M...


August 24, 2020

the Pizzalater in Captured thoughts

I spend another weekend riding on the No Drama Llama, the Keep Cool Mule, no problem for an old Rodeo Clown like me, floating around in the pool on the No Fail Whale with a vodka drink nearby, I...


I order online and then go up to High St and picked up some essential oils, in this case they are a small bottle of 100%CBD oil and one of 50/50 mix of THC/CBD. I like oils. I like them a lot. Th...


August 19, 2020

troll treats in Captured thoughts

I tend to overdue it. Somedays more than others. I’m not going to write about that again. Clean up your act or just accept what you are. I can accept who I am. I am a reluctant member of society...


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