Mui Ne is a mellow beach town on the South China Sea about 4-5 hours from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). We hired a driver for a 3am night flight out of the city to avoid traffic, and spent the first night at Novella resort, a more upscale option. We intended to stay just 1 […]
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The food in this city is mouthwateringly flavorful, abundant and cheap, with fresh ingredients sourced from the nearby Mekong delta. Take for instance this soup from a restaurant in District 8, with leeks, dill, lime, chili, cooked fish and tomatoes.
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Multitudes of bikes flowing in and out through each other like schools of fish. Somehow it works.
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I’ve been thinking about it for years, planning, saving, preparing – now it has arrived. 6 months of personal leave from work to devote to other things, travel and creative pursuits. No more alarms, no more commutes – for a while. Just writing, artwork, bike riding, hiking, gardening, reading… The good stuff. Like my DJ […]
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More and more animals are starting to walk upright. What’s happening? Some kind of reality wave washed over everything. There are reports of chimpanzees who seem to have evolved, that they’ve learned how to use fire and are burning each other’s villages. Minds bent against it, trying to figure it out… Things have changed and […]
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The perfect Canadian winter day: -9 and sunny, hockey, beer. Pick-up hockey with friends at a neighborhood rink in Ottawa. Skating on the Rideau Canal during Winterlude. Beer at the WinterBrewed craft beer festival. We ended up at a pub showing an NHL game and enjoyed pints with a plate of poutine.
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I have a flash fiction story in the latest edition of Zygote In My Coffee titled ‘Industrial Accidents’: http://www.zygoteinmycoffee.com/100s/issue140industrialacciden.html An exploration of puberty as mutation… “I remember some of my contemporaries who mutated early, sex hairs sprouting all over their bodies, muscles bubbling up from bones that might grow an inch in one excruciating night. Limb […]
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The transcripts of Bern Hijkl’s recounted journeys by way of the Calculix are hard to reconcile. I had to remind myself that they were the product of controlled research, conducted by reputable scientists and overseen by Dr. LeVram himself. Bern describes scenes that to him are as real as any place, though their plot and […]
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We all ride the wheel of life. Some of us are at the edge. Does fortune, misfortune, karma pervade? Or is it just a physics of spinning balls, frictions, chance forces? Around and around. Who set the wheel spinning? Dagger thrower, water bearer, wagoneer, wizened elder, vigilante, searcher, crime scene investigator. What we must do, […]
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I have a story in the latest edition of Locust Magazine called ‘University Library’: Locust Three – December 2012 Incidents while drifting through corridors… ‘I approach a tarnished wooden table bending under the weight of texts. One archaic-looking tome catches my attention. It’s an atlas, waiting to be opened again. The atlas creaks open, land […]
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