Canadian Election Haiku

If you’re not from Canada, you may have heard we had an election recently, if for no other reason than John Oliver – Canadian election calling our “short” election period “adorable” and imploring us not to re-elect Stephen Harper, with the help of Mike Myers dressed in a mountie outfit driving a snow plow. In any case Canadian […]

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The Google Heart

I recently attended a talk by writer/artist/designer Douglas Coupland where he mentioned offhand – as though it were common knowledge – that Google is becoming sentient. As he describes, Google the company is currently sending out its minions to collect information on anything from anywhere to add to “Google” the online entity, because it apparently expects “Google” to […]

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Rethinking the “Reason”

“Tis the reason…” quipped the cover of a shopping guide for a retail establishment that should have known better. As if the insanity of Boxing Day shopping wasn’t enough in Canada, I’ve returned after 4 years living in Japan to discover the tendrils of America’s notorious Black Friday sales creeping north of the border as well. It is clear that […]

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Notes From The Afterlife

I have been absent from this place for a good long while, and some of you may have thought I’ve dropped of the face of the earth, which wouldn’t be strictly false. I’ve gone on a journey of sorts, one I can never return from. A journey to the afterlife. The life after Japan, that […]

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