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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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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...


November 07, 2020

waiting and wandering in 1% better

We get a warm blast of weather. Great. The longer the beginning of winter weather we wait, the shorter the winter will be. Already, I’m sick of it and it hasn’t even started yet. My countdown til...


November 06, 2020

park walk in Morning Stream

I spend the afternoon in the queen’s park. It’s a nice day for a stroll and I’m here to make a video. Watching ‘walking around’ videos led me to ‘walking tour’ videos of New York City, which I po...


November 05, 2020

white with blue dots in Morning Stream

Books, most people will agree, are better than movies. Sure you miss the whiz bang special effects, the star power and ‘the event’ of watching a movie that a book cannot compete with when compari...


November 04, 2020

awake and cranky in Morning Stream

I stay up late to watch the election and feel both suspicious and dismayed with the unfolding events. The pace is mind-numbingly boring. I’ve got ABC, Fox and NBC on Youtube live streams and I sw...


November 03, 2020

continuing in 1% better

I put on JS Bach and a Toronto walk to start my day. I’ve got my coffee and lots to do (and lots of time to do it). I’m avoiding the news. The news has nothing to do with me. I start my day with ...


November 02, 2020

119 in Morning Stream

The snow comes early this year, Sunday afternoon just after 2pm. I’m out in the neighbourhood for a midday walkabout with the missus. I’d rather walk outside than on the treadmill that we’ve inst...


November 01, 2020

旅程 in 1% better

Jiuqutang has the personality of a near abandoned truck stop. It’s dark and dusty, but mostly dark. And devoid of people until they are suddenly there. They appear out of the gloomy dark and don’...


I spend a lot of time online. Half the stuff I do online is a complete waste of time. The problem is, I don’t know which half. Between reading the news and entertainment, watching videos, produc...


October 30, 2020

all kinds in 1% better

My collection of tie-dye t-shirts has doubled. I have two, which is two too many. I have a drawer full of bandanas. I rarely wear one on my head or around my neck anymore. I grew a beard. Two win...


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 ...


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