Just got out my wisdom teeth yesterday, it was not that bad. It was very odd when the nurse first put the laughing gas/O2 mask over my nose and told me to breath deeply. I slowly began to feel lighter and lighter as I looked up on the white, plasterboard ceiling of the little surgery. … Continue reading A Removable Teeth
There has been, ever since WW2 or thereabouts, a confusion in the minds of most over the direction of art in today's society. It is perhaps due to the global nature of the world which makes it extremely difficult to pindown certain movements or genres. We know so much that it is easy to confuse … Continue reading What Is Art?
I am in Michigan on vacation, having left Chicago yesterday. It is a beautiful state, with a lot of greenery. Most importantly, it's given me a certain amount of equanimity (if that is possible). I feel recharged. For one thing, I love to see my family. It's always interesting what new stories will be ushered … Continue reading Saugatuck, Mi
The more and more cities I visit, the more I love cities. I've always tried to figure out what it is that draws me to cities so much. I am not one for dichotomizing people but there is a clear difference between city folk and country folk. Nothing pejorative or anything like that - it's … Continue reading Chicago
I remember in seventh or eighth grade I went to a friend's house and we all ordered pizza to watch the inauguration of Pres. Obama. It was weird for me, at that age. I looked around, at the random group of boys and girls with eyes equally hungry for the pizza as the president. It … Continue reading Trudeau’s Everflowing Tears
Many of my friends and the people who read my writing know that my favourite musical genre is hip hop. It has been since middle school or so when I first heard a rapper from my hometown called Drake (don't you love how predictable sentences like that are - it's like you know the ending … Continue reading Dilla’s Donuts
When people look back on today in 50 or 60 years what will they focus on? There are so many distressing things going on, so much to point to that it makes you wonder what's next. What will be the end result of the tariffs, of Saudi Arabia and Canada's spat, of climate change? I … Continue reading History: It Was Written