24 hours

A few days ago, after working an entire night up in the Vancouver skies, I walked home around 4:00 am, following the madness south on Granville Street as clubbers were pouring out into the chilly morning air. Then I sliced my way through a quiet West End and got home just on time to realize…

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Fading

"The ship’s tender drops me off on an lonely pier to which are tied up a few rusty fishing boats, almost all leaning to one side as if to show their long seafaring experience, just as John Wayne wore his hat tilted sideways. But I’m not fooled by the trick and I can feel they…

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Fire drill and a fever

It certainly isn’t unexpected. The initial memo arrived a good week in advance, followed by a memo confirming the memo, and finally an email repeating both memos and sealing the deal. An annual building-wide fire drill is to be taken seriously. Well, I had intended to. But as it turns out, the week has already…

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Breathless – Part 2

It’s here again. I can feel its warm breath on my face, like a dragon’s caress; it comes and it goes but never fades for too long. It’s the colorful wind of change, it has returned. I was expecting it patiently, facing East where the bright star appears at last, so that I could catch…

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17 long minutes

All right, all bitching and joking aside, oxygen or not, on TV or in his bathroom, watched by Oprah or his cat, he still did it. Se-ven-teen minutes and four seconds! Without breathing. And without passing out. Kudos. Now get a life. Or find a good cause! ;-) Photo: New York Times Similar posts: Countryside…

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