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The breakfast paradox

November 22, 2017


Fetish: time

I’ve always had a thing for watches. Sport watches, smart watches, technical watches, pocket watches with cartoon pin-up girls on them that my wife has given me as a gift …all of them. In fact, one of the first fights I had with my wife after we got married was about this collection of broken… Read More ›

How babies are made

I think it safe to say that most of you reading this were born. I mean sex was had, conception achieved, and a baby birthed. What I’m trying to get across is that we all owe a lot to sex. And, I think it is safe to point out, most people enjoy at least some… Read More ›

Extra Life 4: Something Stupid

Many things have happened in the past month. We moved into a wonderful new house. The tiniest monster had her first birthday. And I had my Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy birthday (42). That is why I’m only aiming for a donation total of $100 this year. It is the minimum, but right now, time… Read More ›

As per request: Stuff my toddler said

Preface My toddler is a three-year-old boy. He is ‘chatty’. Introduction After a recent poll, this is the post topic decided by thine: I would like to preface this that my son usually speaks with an intensity that is amplified by hand gestures that can only be described as gregarious yet necessary. I will break up… Read More ›


*Featured image courtesy of Andrea Beca. If you have a better name for a ‘pillaging of the draft pile’ post then leave it in the comments ya dingus. Eats and feats Eating out with kids can be a bit of a challenge. There is the fighting. The tears. The vomit inducing screams that sound like… Read More ›

Lying to your children

Prologue: What is the truth? Does it have a smell? If it does, can people smell the same truth and have different responses to it? Body: Who would win in a fight, Odin or Jesus? Interjection: Collect all the lies you’ve been told and decide which ones you’d prefer to still think are true. Main… Read More ›

Yogurt wagon and the lady of the (mid) evening

118th Ave. in Edmonton has a bit of a reputation. In a very honest way, it lacks artifice. Those who live on it or near it come from all walks of life. For some, it is a place of desperation. For others, it is a place of emotional investment and reconciliation. It always seems to be… Read More ›

Jeff the horse

One night, Jeff the horse had a dream. He was frantically galloping through a field towards a thing in the distance. It was, he saw, a figure. The figure was small, diminutive, but it emanated a sense of being that drew Jeff and he was uncontrollably was propelled towards it. In sudden immediacy, he stopped… Read More ›

An actual bridge over troubled waters

  I walk down the river valley because the river valley is rip ass awesome. Makes you not think, distraction wise. And water has magical properties. I was raised near the Atlantic so I gots a thing for mass liquidity. Short story long, on my way down into the valley of the river on this… Read More ›

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