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That thing I didn’t do in Toronto

Visiting Toronto always feels like I’m watching a home movie about my life. Toronto was the first city I lived in on my own after I left home. It’s been nearly 30 years since I moved to Vancouver, but whenever … Continue reading

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When the going gets tough: Flash review of Born to Run

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book was the only thing that got me through the 2016 US election. I loved reading about his relationship with Clarence Clemons and his father; his career … Continue reading

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The fastest way to a nerd’s heart is with Toy Story shoes

I live in Canada, but I’ve been listen to NPR religiously. I love the CBC, but I prefer how NPR reporters deliver the news. There could be a zombie apocalypse in Iowa, but the reporter’s voices would still lull me … Continue reading

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The Purge Report: The Tony Portrait

The Tony portrait belonged to my best friend Keith. The portrait is of Keith painted back when we were still bartending together in San Francisco. Keith had this habit of buying secondhand  clothes with name patches on them that said … Continue reading

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