Category Archives: January

Groningen Gets You Wet

From the calming canals to the stroopwafels, there is a lot to enjoy about the Netherlands. But I still have one big complaint: the rain. The sunny moments are there sometimes, but it’s rare to go a day without seeing some … Continue reading

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Ally Beardsley Interview

It takes a person with limitless courage to get on stage every night without any written material and try to make a room full of strangers laugh. Ally Beardsley, an American improviser living in Holland, does just that. I spoke … Continue reading

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All Apologies

I’m sorry baby. I know I said I didn’t need you. I know I said that I’d find someone else to replace you and never look back. I know I taunted you when I’d found that someone who was a … Continue reading

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Twist my arm

The iPod: it’s something that most of us depend on for our daily commute. More often than not it allows us a few moments of escape from the dreariness of winter skies, underground tunnels, and crowded trams. What we listen … Continue reading

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Who the hell is Mikey Bukna?

A funny thing happened to me this week. Christmas is over and I’ve been enjoying my gifts when I can. One such gift – from a good friend who knows me well – was the gift of hockey, in the … Continue reading

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Streetlights

The streetlights of this city mesmerize me. I have not encountered anything like them in the relatively short time I that have been fortunate enough to grace this planet. Perhaps they are common in many parts of the world. If … Continue reading

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LaFours’ Stupid Hat II

This past Wednesday, President Obama met with Chinese President Hu Jintao in the White House to discuss the future of the relationship between the two nations. While most pundits considered the visit a success, things took an awkward turn during … Continue reading

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Simpsons Did It! in real life…

Simpsons Did It! in real life… US man with warrants gives false name during traffic stop – of guy who was also wanted: http://www.cbc.ca/cp/Oddities/a42813.html I’ve seen something like this before… – Uh…actually my name is Barney. Yeah, Barney Gumble. – … Continue reading

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Seven chipmunks twirlin’ on a branch, eatin’ lots of sunflowers on my uncle’s ranch.

This is the first post of 2011, isn’t it? It won’t be a very good one, sorry to disappoint. I sort of disappeared for a while and need something to kick start the creative juices. This is more for me … Continue reading

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