January 17, 2018

Solid workout before 8 a.m.

Serious breakfast. Getting back into cooking. 

Shovel driveway.

Wrote a short story.

Out to the boss' house. Twenty minute treadmill. Made some wicked salmon hors d'oeuvres.

Difficult to watch the Golden Knights take the L but it was a nail-...

January 16, 2018

Crushed another 80 pages of The Gray Rhino by Michele Wucker. I am going to finish this book tonight. It is instantly the most important book I have read in the last four years. Chapter 7 brings the water crisis to a sobering light and it is a truly terrifying situatio...

January 13, 2018

I can see the writing on the wall.

Literally.

I covered my walls in paper, for the third time in my life.

The last two experiments with paper walls were extremely successful, although I destroyed the first set a few years ago in a fit of rage. Many of you might recognize...

January 10, 2018

Meet my supervising professor for lunch. 

Amazing woman who never gives up on herself...that's my prof, not what I had for lunch.

Quickly meet another professor from the M.A. days.

GO bus back to Toronto.

VIA Rail back to Perth.

Time to work.

January 9, 2018

Hit campus again.

Working on some new short stories.

Lunch with another old friend, this time at Snooty Fox.

Dinner with another old friend, this time at Honest Lawyer.

Quick nip at Brown Dog on Locke St.

January 8, 2018

Head to McMaster campus to relive memories and distribute Ranting Wright propaganda.

I scrawl a quick poem on every chalkboard I see:

Watch out for the Thought Police.

They come for you and me.

You'll never see their weapons

'Cuz they're armed with Ph. Ds.

Chicken caesar wra...

January 7, 2018

More finds in the bookstores:

Shamans and Shamanism by Maddox.

Schindler's List by Keneally.

Selected Writings by Baudrillard.

Teachings of the Peyote Shamans by Endredy.

The Perfect Crime by Baudrillard

The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Societies by Greer.

Leave Toronto on...

January 6, 2018

Gotta love used book stores. Found some real treasures:

The System of Objects by Baudrillard.

Event by Zizek.

The Art of Dreaming by Castaneda.

The Complete Book of Superstition, Prophecy and Luck by Ashley.

Met a fascinating young man who spent a few minutes teaching me ab...

January 5, 2018

Reading The Way of the Shaman by Michael Harner. 

Taking a humble first glance into altered states of consciousness.

Screaming Billy Joel at 3 a.m.

Almost broke my arm falling off a wall. Shout out to Humpty Dumpty.

January 4, 2018

Hopped a VIA Rail train and left Perth.

Snuck into Toronto.

Found some great books on shamanism and spiritual healing.

This will be a good trip.

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