Posted in October 2013

Brain/Food: relying on monkeys in emergency situations

Brook Nymark is just some guy I met in Halifax, years ago. I don’t know much about him except that he likes books, food, running, has a gigantic head, and looks like a dock worker. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Who is your literary boyfriend or girlfriend? (They need not still be living, or they can be a character … Continue reading

No: A Reading Manifesto

Friends, something truly wonderful has happened to me. All my life, I’ve been plagued with a particular mental block when it comes to books; specifically, that if I start one and get past a certain point–around page 50–I must finish it, regardless of its quality. Because of this strange form of what often turns out … Continue reading


I love this word–humblebrag (v.); it’s been used by two separate people this week in conversations with me; yes, both of those people are Canadian. I also am Canadian, so I’m going to use this word, too. See what I did there? I made a syllogism; or maybe it was science. Imagine this has all … Continue reading