Monthly Archives: April 2010

25 Questions with Author Kate Inglis

Kate Inglis • The Dread Crew I joined the Kate Inglis fan club during its formative years, in the early 1990s. It seems a lifetime ago, just after the migraines became my daily routine, so my memories of that time are shrouded in a heavy Nova Scotia fog. But I remember Kate well. It was […]

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English Broken II

Kristina and I recently received a lovely bottle of Mexican vanilla that came with the following tag: Villa Vainilla is a warm and exuberant place that id (sic) felt or perceived. It is found deep in human intimacy. It can be defined or hidden amidst feelings or even in the labyrinth of senses such as […]

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English Broken Here

A collection of English signs and notices that have been discovered throughout the rest of the world. In a Bucharest hotel lobby: The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time, we regret that you will be unbearable. In a Belgrade elevator: To move the cabin, push button for wishing floor. If […]

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Robin Hood Tax in Canada

I’m quite taken with the idea of the Robin Hood Tax. It has the potential to change the world by raising $650 billion annually to fight poverty and climate change. The Conservative government of Stephen Harper doesn’t support it. I’m hoping we can change his mind. If you haven’t heard about it, here’s a few […]

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Omnivore’s 100, Part III

Sorry to repeat the introduction again, but if you’re just joining me… About 18 months ago, the following meme made its way around the Internet’s food blogs, and I thought it would be fun to revive it. I believe that it originated at Very Good Taste. It’s just one person’s list of foods that every […]

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Ghettosocks

My nephew, Jason Levangie, went to school at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, and now directs music videos and short films. Here’s his latest for Ghettosocks.

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Crow Porn

We noticed these mating crows just outside our window this morning. Their union was quite touching, very quiet and still, with much grooming and affection. Which, as everyone knows, is the exact opposite of how crows normally behave. Kristina informs me that they are now partners for life.

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The Death of Literature

Imagine our world without literature. Whenever I can cobble moments together, I write. It’s my first, best thing. I have a middle reader under development that will be a pretty good book once I commit the final chapter to paper. It’s what I do with every stolen minute. I write because I love to read. […]

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Omnivore’s 100, Part 2

About 18 months ago, the following meme made its way around the Internet’s food blogs, and I thought it would be fun to revive it. I believe that it originated at Very Good Taste. It’s just one person’s list of foods that every foodie should try. I spent 10 years in the restaurant industry, and […]

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It’s a No-Brainer

From the Robin Hood Tax Campaign.

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