The more things change, the more they get strange. Yesterday, I left the office at noon. This was partly because I’d been here all night (we were working on a pitch for a client who would be worth a LOT to us) and was caught up in a conspiracy of people forcing me to go […]
Fewer things are harder than losing a loved one. I suppose it’s even worse when you lose them slowly. And it’s only worse when there’s nothing you can do about it. My father is dying. As you might recall, late last year, he beat lung cancer. What wasn’t immediately known was that when he started […]
Early this year (and this month), I finally decided it’s high time I get myself a permanent address. Not another apartment, but an actual home. Something I can call mine. Something where I have my own walls, my own roof, my own hot water tank, my own hefty problems with municipal sewer service and high […]
There is nothing so responsible, so adult, as trying to buy a house. Okay, there’s that kid thing, but we’ll just ignore that for the moment. I’ve decided I need a permanent address. For the last 10 years or so, I’ve been living in apartments of one form or another, and I’m tired of it. […]
It’s been quite a year — but aren’t they always? I suspect when I stop having years like these, I’m gonna get bored real quick. It’s had more than its fair share of ups and downs, but it’s not what I would call a “bad” year (events of 11 September notwithstanding, of course).
Yeah, I know, the holidays are over, why the heck am I writing about it now? Simple: I got away from computers for two weeks, and haven’t had the time to write until now. Unlike last year, I spent roughly half my time here in Calgary, and the other half in Toronto. Why didn’t I […]