My partner Jennifer recently published her first book. It’s a slim volume of 145 pages called No Ordinary Boy: The Life and Death of Owen Turney. One could generically describe it as memoir or narrative non-fiction. No Ordinary Boy is the story of Jennifer’s journey with her severely disabled son Owen, who died last October—unexpectedly, and [...]
I recently read this in an article in the Shambhala Sun, a magazine about Buddhism: Here is another practice, rooted in Zen tradition, which you might enjoy. Sit down with someone you care about and have a cup of tea. The practice is just sitting and having tea and conversation for its own sake. Drink [...]
I was doing some reading about the inimitable Jon Hassell the other day (an appreciation of his mysterious and powerful music should be another post here one of these days) and came across mention of Mati Klarwein, an artist whose work has been used on a number of epoch-defining rock and jazz records of the [...]
The Weather Network is a portal to another reality. It’s a 24-hour cable news channel where everything revolves around the weather, all the time. Every bulletin and every story segment is about the weather, climate change, or about the weather’s impact on traffic or other aspects of people’s lives (cars spinning out in deep snow, [...]
Definintely Not The Opera (DNTO) is a magazine show on CBC Radio 1 that comes out every Saturday. It’s one of my most treasured Canadian cultural institutions. Originally named Brand X, it was first broadcast in 1994 and later renamed to Definitely Not The Opera to signify that it ran opposite Saturday Afternoon at the [...]
A review of Karim Rashid’s Design Your Self (2006) Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’97: Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable [...]
Also, an insightful and entertaining review of Toward 2012 from the New York Times. Many of the essays are available at Reality Sandwich.
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- Amazing architecture here (Parkroyal Hotel Pickering, Singapore). http://t.co/PMltDkL6Uc May 21, 2013 7:37 pm
- Graham Greene wrote exactly 500 words every day, even if it meant stopping in mid-sentence. (Thanks, @bingham_humber) http://t.co/2idJyYirs9 May 20, 2013 9:54 pm
- "[Gawker shows] up mainstream news outlets by delivering a master class in the new model of iterative journalism." http://t.co/9E67igshhP May 19, 2013 1:54 pm
- Freestyle's kickin' in the house tonight, move your body from left to right. May 17, 2013 11:55 pm
- RT @remarkk: Holy crap, the Gawker journo's "Rob Ford Crackstarter" campaign is up to $33k. This is actually happening. http://t.co/02fwUUl… May 17, 2013 9:04 pm
- Blast from the past. Didn't know they still made/sold these. http://t.co/wMsLfVnGPB May 16, 2013 11:23 am
- @Daryl_Woods Good article, excellent presentation. Thx. May 16, 2013 12:28 am in reply to Daryl_Woods
- The new Daft Punk reminds me of Beastie Boys' The In Sound from Way Out. May 15, 2013 11:04 am