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Musings and reflections about all kinds of things that don’t fit into any other category.

Weather Network Newscast

Alternate reality: The Weather Network

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 […]

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Why I bought a Mac

Picture by Benjamin Nagel, via Wikimedia Commons Apparently, I’m a hipster now. According to my friend Bryce, who calls everyone a hipster who uses a Mac. Though I feel a certain kinship with PC in the “Get a Mac” commercials (who doesn’t? how can […]

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Tear Plan B by carnagenyc Creative Commons via Flickr

Out with the old, in with the new…

  [Editor’s note: This post refers to an older blog of mine that’s since been shut down. It’s here mostly for historical interest. My misgivings about “business blogging” in the service of my profession remain unchanged…] As many of you know, I work for […]

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Almost Perfect storefront

Why you should shop at Almost Perfect

All over Toronto, “Urban Fresh” Sobeys have sprung up in the last two years. For those not from Toronto, Sobeys is a large Canadian grocery store chain. The “Urban Fresh” stores are unholy, small ’boutique’ grocery stores aimed squarely at cooking-challenged young urbanites. They […]

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Blue Ikea Bag

Blue Ikea bags

  How would you move house without these? This is the ideal moving bag. From humble beginnings as a $1 useful item available in large boxes at the Ikea checkout, these are now officially one of the most useful things I have in my […]

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