Monthly Archives: September 2008

Falling

Fall is officially here and I can feel it in the mornings when I bike to work. I wear a jacket and gloves to work but usually have them off when I return home. The days are beautiful, though, with … Continue reading

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Finished my novel

Three words I didn’t expect to say. But now I can. Actually I’ve been finished for a while but I’ve been editing it so saying it’s finished sounds wrong but the main writing effort is done. I have read the … Continue reading

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Surviving Extreme Altitudes

As I was doing a little research on the effect of high altitude on humans I came across this article and I was amazed at the anecdote about a young man from Cuba who had stowed away in the wheel … Continue reading

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Jack Cheese

Amber and Leo recently put out the 65th episode of the Net at Night podcast. They interviewed Dean Whitbread who does John Cleese’s website. I love Net at Night and enjoyed this particular episode very much. One interesting point of … Continue reading

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Miel para Oshún

This is a movie about a man who returns to Cuba, the land of his birth, to try to find his mother after 30 years.  I didn’t have great expectations about it since my parents gave it to me and … Continue reading

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Eden Mills Writers’ Festival – 20th Anniversary

The main part of the festival occurred on the afternoon of Sunday September 7 and I saw the following writers read from their work: Elspeth Cameron David Chariandy Rebecca Rosenblum Alma Fullerton Kenneth Oppel Arthur Slade Sheree-Lee Olson Robert Sawyer … Continue reading

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The Machinist

What can I say but WOW. This is an amazing movie but oh so difficult to watch. Directed by Brad Anderson from a script by Scott Kosar, it is a psychological thriller that delves deep into the heart of someone, … Continue reading

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