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Monday Memorabilia/Collections: Elvis mirror

This was my aunt Mary’s. She was a huge Elvis fan and also did a lot of thrift-shopping, flea-marketing, and antiques-auction hunting, and apparently had a ton of Elvis memorabilia at her place in Montreal, but this was the one bit I got, brought back to Vancouver when my...

Weekly Reading List: January 11, 2022

What A Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson The Marriage Book: Centuries of Advice, Inspiration, and Cautionary Tales from Adam and Eve...

A very cold beach, rowing machine, and a WTF Facebook ad

Slow week, with no a whole lot to report. The big event of the week was two days of testing appointments I was supposed to drive my father to in the next town over (Victoria), with a huge snow dump forecast for the occasion. The first day turned out...

Friday Arts & Crafts Day Update: January 7, 2022

Well, I skipped last week, but I did finish 2018 Santa by Prairie Schooler: All called-for threads, stitched 1 over 1 on 22-count aida I dyed myself. I also got back to working on “New England Winter Sampler” by Little House Needleworks: And did a bit on the border...

The Snow Removal Fairy

I hate snow. Sigh… Today I woke up to see the neighborhood blanketed in white. Again. And no visit from either of the local Snow Removal Fairies, of which I have spotted two: one is a dude with a small plow on the front of his ATV who will...

Weekly Reading List: January 4, 2022

What A Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz Nationalism in Ireland by George Boyce The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey The Teacup & the Skullcup: Chogyam Trungpa on Zen and Tantra by Chogyam Trungpa 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote...

Monday Memorabilia/Collections: Marilyn Manson band poster

I was gonna title this as “Marilyn Manson band autographs” but that would lead one to think I got Manson’s signature as well as a couple of his backing musicians. Here’s the story: Manson had been on the Phil Donahue show but this was before Antichrist Superstar came out,...

New old show, waffles, and HDMI cable blues

New year, same old shit. Mostly. I’m just glad I wasn’t greeted with any new snow this morning. What is new is that I decided to relaunch my old college radio show, The Vampire’s Ball, as a Mixcloud podcast. I’ll post it on Saturday evenings and this week’s episode...