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Welcome to the Show

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen. The show’s already started, but don’t worry, it’s a circus in there and it doesn’t matter when you come in. The bar’s open, and trust me, you’ll want to fortify yourself.   Donald Trump is a joke, a trickster, a liar, a salesman, a schmoozer, a womanizer. He’s crass […]

Jordan Peterson Could Use a Break

Jordan Peterson first came to my attention via Sam Harris’s fantastic Waking Up Podcast, although the introduction was painful and a curious beginning to my  year-long fascination with this oddball professor and intellectual god to millions of young people.   Peterson exploded into the public consciousness about the same time, and has since become as […]

A long-overdue update

I’ve been neglecting this blog, wandering all over the Internet and engaging with ideas in other people’s spaces. A terrible state of affairs, I know, mea culpa. But to be honest, there is such an embarrassment of riches out there, so many wonderful venues for discussion and debate –  I couldn’t help but stray. Quillette […]

I Heart Charlie Hebdo

The prophet Mohamed cradles his head in his hands in despair at being worshipped by violent fundamentalists; Marine le Pen opens her mouth, revealing her father Jean-Marie in her throat; the pope slaps his forehead as he realizes God doesn’t exist; Hollande is humiliated, over and over, for his ridiculous romantic entanglements; Obelix calls for […]

Quebec election 2014

I watched the second Quebec election debate last night. What a spectacle. How tiresome to listen to Pauline Marois and François Legault going at each other as they did, speaking over each other’s voices, or the corruption clusterfuck in which Marois and Legault piled on Couillard for his association with Arthur Porter (making this Liberal […]

December 25, 2013

The sun is slowly, coolly rising over the hill across the river, frigid bands of peach and lavender spreading across the sky. Mysterious, frozen mounds that earlier suggested frightened deer or watchful, thoughtful boar, are revealing themselves to be tree stumps and boulders covered in snow. The river continues to rush beneath crackled, inexorable ice. […]