Making Do

Last July, when J. and I were in Toronto, we took Mowat to an off-leash park on a beach in the east end. Despite the fact that it was about 800 degrees out, there weren’t many people or dogs around, but one woman was hurling a Frisbee into the waves for her...
Media (about) Swarm

Media (about) Swarm

I guess I’ve missed posting a few things here lately… One is the fact that the Toronto Star did a brief review of Swarm last week, calling it “one of the more realistic recent imaginings of the shape of things to come.” Quill &...
thought of the day

thought of the day

For all the people I’ve met who think Canada means Shangri-la in some other language… this comes from Toronto housing advocate Cathy Crowe: ..Yes, Canada is at war in Afghanistan. Since 2001, Canadian Forces have been fighting a war that has now lasted...
christmas rain-glows

christmas rain-glows

Yesterday, we had six foot snowbanks. Today, it’s pouring rain. On my first weekend of the two-week Christmas break I’m watching those grand piles of white stuff dwindle down to nothing while baking gluten-free shortbread and listening to Nat King Cole...

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