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North of 60: Belated Winter Updates

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I’ve done lots, so there hasn’t been a dry spell of things to post about. Perhaps there’s been too much, and there simply hasn’t been time to spend at a computer. … Continue reading

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My Bicycle Trip Across Canada: Day 46: Breaking Up in Ottawa

June 12th: Ottawa, ON: rest day Anarosa woke me up around 10am. Showered and ate breakfast. Anarosa and I went out for the day, first to MEC, then to a bike shop, then to Canadian Tire. After that we got … Continue reading

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Why You Should Know Who William T. Vollmann Is, and Go Out and Read Him Immediately

I am obsessed with William T. Vollmann, an author and all around supremely interesting person. Many of you will never have heard about this man. I certainly had not, until roughly four years ago. I could probably actually pinpoint the … Continue reading

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My Bicycle Trip Across Canada: Day 7: Tylenol and Coffee

May 4th: Marble Canyon Prov Park, BC to Kamloops, B.C.: 123km; hardest climb: 350m I found a black pen! [the ink has changed from blue to black] More on that in a minute [I never get back to what the … Continue reading

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Jamie Stewart from Xiu Xiu Recalls His Father’s Suicide

I was visiting the Xiu Xiu website, since every now and then Jamie Stewart will write something of interest: either dramatic life stuff, or fun silliness, and came upon a really intense post about his father’s suicide which occurred 10 … Continue reading

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Sustainable, Self-Sufficient, Off-the-Grid Houses: Earthsip Biotecture and Mike Reynolds

I talked about this in my last post, about Mike Reynolds the ‘Garbage Warrior’. He builds houses that are essentially made of garbage (about 45%), relies largely on the sun for heating (and dirt-filled tire walls to keep in heat), … Continue reading

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Historiometry

A friend and I were having an interesting talk recently, which at the time I thought probably had a simple answer, but after which I couldn’t find one. My friend was asking about geniuses, and how he wondered if indeed … Continue reading

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