Monthly Archives: June 2011

It’s Not My Fault. Yes, It Is.

Shoulders of Giants Ever noodle a half-baked idea¬†incessantly¬†in your head only to find that you can’t grasp at its essence, give it shape or form, and consequently, fail to communicate it to your meagre readership. I have and it kills … Continue reading

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Satoshi Kanazawa

In keeping with this blog’s theme (and prerogative) of being a month late to everything – at least on my part – I want to say something about Satoshi Kanazawa. Satoshi Kanazawa is a professor at the London School of … Continue reading

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Animula Vagula Blandula

I am reading Marguerite Yourcenar’s book Memoirs of Hadrian. Here are three quotes from this book, which I think are fantastic. ‘Hadrian’ on his rise through the ranks: …the ups and downs of my fortunes worried me chiefly because of … Continue reading

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Hockey Night in Atlanta

This season marked two momentous and yet unhappy events in the world of Atlanta hockey. The first is well-known: the hapless Thrashers have left town with barely a whimper and are to start next year in the Southeastern climes of … Continue reading

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Two virtues

About two weeks ago, my friend W. downloaded Civ I (maybe the best computer game ever made) after we got to talking about it at work. He got it from abandonia, and, let this be a warning to you, if … Continue reading

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I don’t live in Vancouver or the Lower Mainland even. I decided to make it to town on a whim Wednesday morning and took the afternoon off. It was a beautiful day in Vancouver and I didn’t want to be … Continue reading

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When I was 15 years old and the FIFA World Cup final was being played between France and Brazil, I had a strange premonition at the start of the match. France would win 3-0. It was weird. My rational self … Continue reading

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