The World Peace Diet: TLDR

Some intellectual was on CBC with Michael Enright once talking about good bad books, like for example, ANIMAL FARM and 1984, books which he reminded us are inferior reads as literature, and yet which carry with them a perspective on reality that cannot be denied and makes the reading of these works actually worthwhile. That …

This Chief Executioner Just Loves Strangulation

It’s a calling! Egypt’s Chief Executioner loves his work as a hangman. Why? Because he used to strangle small mammals as a child. Some lucky people know from childhood what they want to do in life. Hey, let’s play Hangman! g_infull_ emplo_ed ps_chop_th Seriously tho, it’s remarkable how he notes how calm he feels at …

Mon chaton qui s’appellait Bâton

I was told this week how bad things come in threes; maybe there will be a third September 11th in my life. Today, Bâton is dead. He is in my refrigerator, still, in a clear plastic bag, where I still examine his beautiful paws. As he was an animal who had no rights and was …

Decorating For Fun And (Emotional) Profit

Eventually, the exposed metal, so dirtied by random, long-dried smears of indeterminate era (of both the landlord’s mailbox and the utility closet door, each out in my building’s corridor) struck me as having a net negative effect on my perspective, each of them being positioned on either side of my apartment door, thereby quite literally …