Monthly Archives: March 2011

Indirect Consequences


I am haunted by an incident that happened on the Metro yesterday when I was going to work. The train pulled into Berri-UQAM station and I got off and stood to one side, temporarily, to let people out (this is … Continue reading

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Left and Three


I would like to introduce you to my friend, Carol Radka, a young intern at my office who has a knack for writing. We decided to write a story together on my blog alternating paragraphs. It’s not exactly an original … Continue reading

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Rombaud’s Sword


The Liberty Bounds Pub, Tower Hill, London – 19 May 1536 The barkeep eyed the downcast foreigner at the end of the bar, slumped over in his stool and gazing emptily into his beer mug. He had been there all … Continue reading

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Conversation with my 10 year-old daughter


Me [sitting at my computer reading about the Japan disaster]: Holy fuck… Rhiannon [sighing]: Daddy, why do you have to say the F-word all the time? Me [protesting]: I don’t say the F-word all the time, fuck! Rhiannon: You just … Continue reading

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Release me


You lifted me up Then let me fall You released me I wasn’t ready I wasn’t there I trusted all the strings you attached to me Puppet on the floor After you released me The parachute didn’t open When I … Continue reading

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Departure


The year 2011 They had agreed to meet at a small café on the platform of the train station. He had arrived earlier to fortify himself with a beer in advance. He was halfway through his second when she plopped … Continue reading

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