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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