Forever Green and Gold

"The choice of colors for the university accepted at this meeting—Green and Gold—are peculiarly adapted for the purpose for which they have been accepted. The choice of this beautiful and at the same time infrequent combination was based on an … [Read more...]

The Boy Who Lived

My first copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is now 17 years old. It is a Bloomsbury 1st edition, second printing, from 1997, and it pre-dates the Raincoast editions published in Canada. It's not worth anything, but for sentimental … [Read more...]

Kid ‘n Play

"Childhood is, or has been, or ought to be, the great original adventure, a tale of privation, courage, constant vigilance, danger, and sometimes calamity." —Michael Chabon, "The Wilderness of Childhood" Inspired by a recent article in the … [Read more...]

Get Your Cartoon Machine Here!

This spring, illustrator and Edmonton expat Mike Winters published Cartoon Machine, a "best of" offering featuring many of his greatest creations: McScoop the News Dog, Pair Bond, Daggers & Dexterity, Edmonton Stories, Lynx Jinx and, of course, … [Read more...]

A Few of My Favourite Things: 2012

A little later than normal, as the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013 was spent recovering from a wicked cold, but below, as always, some of my favourite things from the past year. Books, television, movies, music…it’s all here. I continue to … [Read more...]

Crazy I’m Maybe

crazy I'm maybe rattled noggin in the dim foggy forgetful splash muddled muggle mojito cuckoo juice from concentrate walking around the 24 hour drug mart the bright lights white noise and air conditioning recondition the … [Read more...]

Old Man and the Pee

Didn't I just pee/At quarter past three/Is it time to go again/I say in my head/I'm not even drunk/Not a little bit crunk/Didn't I just pee/What's the matter with me … [Read more...]

Bibliography

Bibliography, a set on Flickr. Slideshow here. I like books. I like taking pictures. Ergo, pictures of books. Mostly taken over the past 15 months. Mostly taken using my iPhone. These and many other photos are also viewable individually on my … [Read more...]

Gold Rush

Just a quick post on some culture I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this summer. Books Batman: Death By Design, Chip Kidd (June 5) Parker: The Score, Richard Stark and Darwyn Cooke (July 3) The Woman Who Died A Lot, Jasper Fforde … [Read more...]

A Failure of Psychology

Bad architecture is in the end as much a failure of psychology as of design. It is an example expressed through materials of the same tendencies which in other domains will lead us to marry the wrong people, choose inappropriate jobs and book … [Read more...]