First thing this morning I see several giant crows (a murder of crows - yeah, a bit disquieting) in milling around my neighbourhood and think to myself, 'huh, look at these guys. They won't even move when they hear a car coming. Jerks.' Then, I get to the train station and see this: Okay... I [...]
How long can a galaxy last once its star has burnt out? Once the star burns out there is nothing Nothing but the cold, empty void of space And everything in its sphere dies Do we know how long it takes? Before the message gets through Before you know for certain that no one is [...]
The Justice League - Economy Edition
Wading ankle-deep in the confluence of the error of my ways Trying to avoid the rising tides, I seek higher ground It is of no use Storm drains are choked with the onset of the sudden storm They simply can't keep up Water is now waist-deep and rain, driving and stinging, blinds me I press [...]
You are where I'm from You are the soil in which my roots find purchase I grow because of you And even when you do not care for me I grow in spite of you Beautiful. Strong. Resilient. And yet, you are a part of me My Earth. My Home. You are my sanctuary You [...]
And other things that go BUMP in the night... Ghostbusters Style!
And now they're gone... But if I know anything about trains, I know they will be around again. I am excited to see the next iteration of The Snorks the next time they pass through town.
I grew up in a blue-collar city called Oshawa. It used to be known as "The city that moto-vates Canada" as an homage to our General Motors roots. I grew up on the south side of that city. It was a little rougher, but the people who lived there were and still are, some of [...]
Dear Oshawa Rail Yard, This train has been abusing my sightline for weeks. It's just parked there. Doing nothing. Nothing but hiding all the magnificent pieces of art that are snuggly parked behind it. Can I report that kind of abuse? I didn't think so. I suppose I will just have to exercise some patience. [...]
I'm the other guy. I have been experiencing a lot of different emotions when it comes to my writing lately. The Caycie Thompson side of things has been chugging along. It has had its challenges, but it has also brought me some real satisfaction. She has let me experience some of the excitement that comes [...]