Michelle laughed when she walked into The Advocate pub, seeing Irwin and me at a table with sheets of paper covered in “R” words amidst the empty pint glasses. Shaking her head, “you guys really have a strange way of spending a sunny day in Edinburgh.” There was no reasonable way to disagree. What had […]Read more "5×5 R’s of Ours (An OER17 Flashback)"
Been in a few conversations lately where I have wanted to quote or point people towards this scene, or this movie, but in the moment it always feels a little weird. In other words, we’re talking about an underground, which did exist during the Dark Ages in a different way, among the mystical orders of […]Read more "In order to maintain the species in a Dark Age (Or, My Beers with Alan and D’Arcy)"
But that word, “fear”—a fluid haze, an elusive clamminess—no sooner has it cropped up than it shades off like a mirage and permeates all words of the language with nonexistence, with a hallucinatory, ghostly glimmer. Thus, fear having been bracketed, discourse will seem tenable only if it ceaselessly confront that otherness, a burden both repellent […]Read more "“a fluid haze, an elusive clamminess”"
This film is less than six minutes long. It’s very well made, with a dark hypnotic beauty. I barely made it through. Filmmaker Josh Begley captures the 280 (reported) concussions in this year’s NFL season. Field of Vision – Concussion Protocol from Field of Vision on Vimeo. Made as a collaboration between Field of Vision […]Read more "It’s the Abject Super Bowl Spectacular! Picks and prop bets! (“What time does the Super Bowl start?”)"
Maybe it’s the short solstice-adjacent days that darken my mood. Or maybe the holiday weather in Manitoba that’s colder than the north or south poles, or parts of Mars. Or staggering around my mother’s house, missing a father with whom I enjoyed my final fun memories this time last year. Whatever… some welcome space for […]Read more "Tracings"