Yearly Archives: 2013

Greetings and Salutations (and Other Insincere Forms of Expression)

Dear Reader, To begin with, can we stop using the word Dear. Dear means beloved, precious, priceless, or rare. I don’t have that kind of relationship with my phone company, nor do I want one. We can still be friends,

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Posted in Blog, Whine Tasting, Word Nerd

Bathroom Humour (or Sanitized For Your Protection)

I’ve found a new low in etiquette, and it’s people who put others on speakerphone in public washrooms. Yes, that has happened to me on more than one occasion. Thank you, kind sir, for putting me in the embarrassing position

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Posted in Blog, Whine Tasting

Expressing Yourself in the Age of Consumerism

With a computer in nearly every home in the industrialized world, instant access to a worldwide repository of visual images, and freely available software to manipulate those pictures, it was only a matter of time before people started making dumb

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Posted in Blog, Things I know less about than I think

Binge Watching and Spoiler Purging (or Don’t Be One of Those People)

In an age where entertainment is increasingly available on demand, the practice of binge watching has become commonplace. For those who don’t know, that’s where you catch up on back episodes of a particular show in a short amount of

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Posted in Blog, I'm Just Saying

Divide and Conquer: A NaNoWriMo Alternative

Originally posted on Foil & Phaser:
I know a lot of people would like to take part in NaNoWriMo but find the concept of writing an entire novel to be too daunting. What I would like to propose is a…

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Putin vs. Poutine (or The Gentrification of Fast Food and the Third World War)

So, you can tell a lot about a person by the kind of cheese they eat. If you look in the average person’s fridge, you’re going to find some mozzarella and cheddar, maybe some swiss or parmesan. Perhaps you live

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Posted in Blog, Things I know less about than I think

We Appreciate Your Feedback (or No Experience Needed)

So, I haven’t had a good rant in a while, so here goes. I recently took to the web in search of a new job, and I came across some corporate pages that made me want to chuck my mouse

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Posted in Blog, Whine Tasting

Putting the Argument to Rest

Originally posted on Foil & Phaser:
Since I helped create this site in part as a home for leftover stories from The Sword  Laser Anthology submissions, it would be a little hypocritical if I didn’t put one of my own…

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Posted in Blog, Fiction

Still Not Dead Yet (or If Anyone Were Reading This Blog, They Must Have Given Up Waiting By Now)

So, hey… it’s been a while. I thought I should make up for my long absence with something amazingly funny or insightful or inspirational. And then I wrote this instead. No, seriously I’ve been spending all my blogging time setting

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One Page at a Time: The Cellar Door, Page 3

Originally posted on Foil & Phaser:
This is a collaborative story in which you write the next page of the story. Fill out the form below and I’ll publish the best response each week. Please send in page 4 by…

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