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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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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...


November 27, 2021

Crushed by reality in 1% better

Laying in bed a little while ago, drifting in and out of sleep, listening to podcasts from the UK, the US and Canada, mostly news and news entertainment. What would you call a podcast that discus...


Taiwan Walker today, strolling around Zhonghe. I can’t believe how clean Taiwan looks. My memories are still from 1989 when it smelled bad, looked bad and was always raining. Think Bladerunner. T...


November 18, 2021

I don't like Hong Kong in 1% better

I lay around most of yesterday with my sore back. Time and inactivity, the massage chair and laying on the heat pad, light stretching and a couple of walks around the neighbourhood, a couple of g...


November 17, 2021

珠海 in 1% better

I have a new idea for my Rodeo News website. I want to do more video. So why not cull the most interesting stories from all of my sources (Feedly RSS), turn them into PDFs, highlight the key poin...


November 16, 2021

don't phone in 1% better

Earlier this year, just before a three-week roadtrip to Alberta and BC, I reset my phone. First, I set my phone only to receive calls from known numbers. Everything else would go to voicemail. Th...


November 15, 2021

95% in 1% better

If you’ve ever worked with a contractor, (who hasn’t?) you will often find that they are great at getting started but lousy at finishing up. It’s often that last little piece that takes all the t...


November 12, 2021

dusty kitchens in 1% better

I load up the back of the truck with the kitchen shelves and doors I removed and then go over to the bungalow and pick up all the stuff at the back of the driveway, except the sofa and basement d...


November 11, 2021

time to think in 1% better

First thing that registers. I see some clickbait for a story about french fry flavoured vodka. Bing. Then this. An idea for scented candles that smell like blown out candles. And then I remember ...


November 10, 2021

With a view of Tigh-Na-Mara in 1% better

Most days I sit down to write, I got nothing. No reason to write, nothing to try to work out. This is more about record keeping nowadays. Not like twenty years ago, 22 years ago to be more precis...


The missus tells me that she wants to visit China. This is new. She’s never liked China. Doesn’t like the politics. I’d go. I find China fascinating. I got pretty far off the beaten path back in ...


November 08, 2021

This is a stick up! in 1% better

In the nearby news, $90,000 worth of condoms were stolen from a local warehouse, enough to protect a Trojan army. I also read that there is a take-out food container shortage, that the average h...


I sleep in until 11am. I don’t know why I need or want so much sleep but I luxuriate in my laziness. It seems to me that people always want more than they have, try to do more than they can, have...


November 06, 2021

Circling the airport in 1% better

Two winters ago, I spent hours and hours researching electronic bikes. Youtube videos, Amazon, manufacturer’s websites…but then I never got one. (And I’m glad I didn’t.) This year I have spent h...


November 05, 2021

lonelygirl15 in 1% better

I’m not getting any younger. But I am getting better looking. That’s the attitude! That’s what gets me through the day. 58 years old. 2/3 of my life used up and gone. But 1/3 of my life still l...


November 04, 2021

海南 in 1% better

I scan the news from the grassy knoll and Oz, lingering there longer than I do on politics and economics. Sports, entertainment, clickbait and all the rest I don’t pay any attention to at all. I ...


November 03, 2021

another day in 1% better

There was snow briefly yesterday. It always seems sudden and too early. But it never sticks the first time and later in the afternoon, just as the kids were getting out of school, I went up to th...


November 02, 2021

dirty hippies in 1% better

A lot has happened since 1963, the year Kennedy got himself shot in Dallas. (The CIA did it.) I’m not getting any younger. I was born in the year of 1963. The world was still black and white back...


November 01, 2021

Good enough for the garden in 1% better

November 1. The one of November. Day one. I write again. It’s funny how the mood hits me again. I flirt with the idea of doing Nanowrimo. I started once before. That must have been twenty year...


October 14, 2021

bungalow in 1% better

I finally started on the bungalow project, cleaning it up, selling off a lot of old stuff at rock bottom prices, filling in little holes, putting down drop cloth and painting, painting, painting....


October 03, 2021

Throwing toys over fences in 1% better

Wendy and Scott bought a new house last November. It’s out of town, in a small satellite village, 20 minutes west of Krawttown, which in itself is now a satellite of the BIG T. O., that mega-conu...


— Alan Watts It’s hard to wrap your head around ideas that seem so foreign to conventional thought. It’s difficult to take yourself out of the equation and try to see the big picture from another...


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