Whenever I got lonely, I used to whistle the last notes of El Capitan. No, not the rock formation in Yosemite or the iOS operating system version named after it—the John Philip Sousa march. For Grade 10 my parents sent me to Shawnigan Lake, a boarding school about three hours from where we lived. I […]
Some thoughts following my pandemic rewatch of Veronica Mars from Paris Hilton to La Pieta.
I am leaving Facebook forever. Here is why.
[Spoilers for The Good Place below. Obviously.] I forking love the good place. Obviously there’s a lot there: Kristen Bell, that guy from Cheers, and humorous discussions about ethical philosophy. It’s that last part, of course, that makes the show truly exceptional. There’s been a few think pieces on the anti-intellectual strain that runs through […]
It was coming down like a second flood when they went out to the pub. Job loved the old place, with its crusty regulars and veneer of the old world. In a pub, Job thought, there remained some sense of the old and the mystical, that which we gave up when we drifted away from […]