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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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July 11, 2020

Dog days in Captured thoughts

My mind is a little foggy, but the sky is cloudless, bird egg blue. If you sit and listen as I sometimes often do, the crow’s (or raven’s, I’m not really a bird expert) kaw kaw is always present...


July 10, 2020

Waiting in Morning Stream

Essentially I’m waiting. I’m ok with that. I’ve spent my life waiting. Waiting to be fed. Waiting for the bell to ring. Waiting for a lecture to start or an airplane to leave. Waiting for someone...


My father used to say, “If you’re ten minutes early, then you’re five minutes late”. He actually had his watch set 15 minutes ahead, which I always thought was likely the dumbest thing he did, at...


July 08, 2020

Now I do this in Morning Stream

Gone are the days when you could have a short chat with a total stranger. It would happen in a line up at the supermarket or coffeeshop, with a server, other customer or cashier. Cashiers especia...


July 05, 2020

Accepting a lot in Morning Stream

I finished up with the Clergyman’s Daughter which what I got out of is that life is brutish and harsh. People are mostly self-interested and will take advantage when they can and that it is best ...


1. For the reno, I take out the old countertop and sink from the accessory kitchen and put them in the back corner of our yard where I build up my junk that has to go to the dump. “You’re throwi...


July 03, 2020

The bungalow in Morning Stream

I have a little bungalow that I bought more than a decade ago. I hope to move into someday soon. It’s 900-square feet on a large deep lot. We bought it when my in-laws immigrated here. It is just...


When you have a bad experience at a business, just don’t ever go back. You don’t have to make a fuss. You can’t make a point. The staff does not care. Maybe the management doesn’t care. Take your...


We can stroke swimming in Lake Eire off the dog’s bucket list. She went in yesterday. (I carried her in). She’s previously swam in Lake Ontario and in Lake Huron. To be completely honest, she do...


June 29, 2020

Ghost coast in Morning Stream

We load up the RV and head down to the Erie coast, bumping along through the old port towns and what was once tobacco country - the drying shacks have all but fallen over, much like the end users...


Last week when I was working on the shed roof, a red fox ran through the backyard, middle of the afternoon. I’ve seen foxes in the neighbourhood for the past five years or so. I was sitting at th...


June 27, 2020

Happy enchiladas in Morning Stream

I’ve been back in Canada now for more than six full months. I worked a bit, topping up the reserves. I collected the CERB for three months and then in May had a short period of work, essentially...


June 26, 2020

Good honest work in Morning Stream

I start the next project by watching youtube videos, YouTube University, where I already have an advanced degree in vanlife, van conversion, Taiwan food and travel, tiny homes, marble racing, lat...


The history of the world, like a submarine, is long and hard. Also like a submarine, in the cold dark waters of the mid-Atlantic, and off the coast of Helsinki, there is a lot going on under the...


June 22, 2020

Panic and peace in Morning Stream

It’s so quiet. Monday morning. Summertime, officially here. School might be officially out. Who knows? The regular morning parade of school kids, moms, dogs, strollers and bikes is a distant memo...


June 21, 2020

Green grass of summer in 1% better

I become a totally different person in the summertime. I’m mellow. I don’t get worked up about anything. I do the very barest of minimum when it comes to paid work, but maximize my unpaid work ti...


May 22, 2020

Over the moon in Morning Stream

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...


May 18, 2020

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 ...


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