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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.

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December 24 An old client and acquaintance sent me $88 dollar Amazon gift card. That’s weird. At first I thought it was some kind of spam. In fact, I deleted it and then late in the day, my sub-c...


December 23 I had to get up early today. The kitchen designer wanted the measuring guy to come by to measure, take pictures and apparently to talk about Covid. “I have a lot of family in health c...


December 22, 2021

The Big MacKenzie in 1% better

December 22 The kitchen designer cancelled on us yesterday. I don’t blame her. We are tough customers with lots of changes, lots of tinkering. Lots of ‘what about’ and ‘what if’. The story is tha...


December 21 Winter is finally here. I don’t mean that in a good way. I mean that the way most people think about visiting the dentist, and some people feel about visiting the mall or the Costco, ...


December 20, 2021

floating not flying in 1% better

December 20 Oh geez. The airline postponed my flight again, this time adding another week (again). That screws up a lot of things, including the quarantine hotel. Am I still going to Taiwan? The...


December 18, 2021

Crappy Tire in 1% better

December 18 It was snowing when I crawled out of bed shortly before 10am. It’s still snowing now. Maybe my prediction of a green Christmas was wrong. Geez. I had a 50/50 chance and we’ve been b...


December 17 Now I’m done. About a week till Christmas. 18 days till Taiwan. I’ve been busy with end of year paperwork, the kitchen reno - getting the contractors and cabinet designers organized, ...


December 15, 2021

counting down to lift off in 1% better

December 15 Yesterday as if getting ready for my upcoming quarantine in Taiwan, I stayed in all day. That’s a shame as it was such a nice day. I can’t explain it. I was simply in a funk and felt ...


December 14, 2021

the best clock ever in 1% better

December 14 We stayed up late with the girls, Issy packing and Mattie nattering on about nonsense as only she can. We were half watching a movie about Beethoven and his secret muse but also it wa...


December 13 There was a story in the news today about a woman in Wisconsin finding a photograph stuck in her car windshield. A bit of internet sleuthing found that the photo came from Kentucky 13...


December 12, 2021

Drifting to the left in 1% better

December 12 Normally I like to write in the morning. I find the morning flow easier to get into, one idea expanding, leading to the next. Afternoon is harder. The ideas pile up like a traffic jam...


December 11 The three of us loaded up and drove to the vaccination centre in old mill town. Funny how no one was in the mood to chat on the way there. I tried to start a conversation twice but go...


December 10, 2021

creative input and output in 1% better

I’ve been watching a lot of prison movies, getting ready for my Taiwan trip. Although with winter here, I rarely leave the Boneless Chicken Ranch, the prospect of spending 14-days confined to le...


December 09, 2021

shots and trips in 1% better

December 9 And so it begins, or continues I suppose as I never really believed that I would be heading to Taiwan during the ongoing pandemic. I have a week in a hotel room with the missus and the...


December 08, 2021

ol' JW in 1% better

December 8 It is nice having both girls home. Issy is here for a week and of course Matty still has one foot in the door, the other in Toronto. Yesterday we had both brunch and supper together. ...


December 07, 2021

I guess things got better in 1% better

Hoochie Mama had been acting squirrely for months. I’ve always been able to pick up on subtle changes in people, mostly through their routines. I’m a receiver, not a sender. Not a broadcaster. I ...


December 06, 2021

Am I wrong to be dubious? in 1% better

December 6 I’d like to think that things are winding down. Maybe they are. I hope they are. I’d hate to miss anything while I’m away in Taiwan. I contacted Albert, my go to guy when I’ve gone som...


December 05, 2021

Counting down to Taiwan in 1% better

December 5th My Taiwan visa came through so that’s official. We are flying out right after New Years. The visa is for 60 days and as it turns out, maybe through luck or that’s just the way the bo...


December 04, 2021

big road to ruin in 1% better

December fourth I start the day by blowing off an appointment my assistant sent me yesterday after 9pm to drive to the Royal City to look at some vague nonsense that is likelier than likely to be...


December 03, 2021

What do you want me to say? in 1% better

It must be hard to be a YouTuber. I’m an active and avid watcher of Youtube videos and I make videos both as a hobby, to learn the craft, to kill time, to fool around and as a so-called ‘industr...


December 02, 2021

keeping it real irl url in 1% better

The 2th of December. I was both motivated and energetic yesterday so I got lots done. It was day one of my exercise everyday in December challenge. I love 30-day challenges. I just did a fast wa...


December 01, 2021

Exploding whale in 1% better

The oneth of December. December is a cold month. It pretends to be happy, but really if you have somewhere you’d rather be, there is no reason to hang on till Christmas. That’s always a big buil...


November 30, 2021

Utopia gone bad in 1% better

November 30 and at loose ends. That whole thing about work expanding to fill time is true. I’m just drifting around unmotivated. I can’t get too excited about working as 1) things are slow the g...


So I got up at 3am and drove to the airport. I don’t know how many times I have been to Pearson. Thirty? Fifty times? And I don’t know how many times I have driven the route that there hasn’t bee...


November 28, 2021

Common understanding in 1% better

If you live in a foreign country you can learn the basics of getting around just by living there. My father-in-law for example, learned basic Taiwanese just by osmosis. In fact, I did too, but ma...


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