Culinarily thinking

Or better said, thinking with my stomach. Since it seems to be politically correct to do so, here are two of my recent crushes. First, there’s the mighty So.Cial sandwich, 2 minutes from work. You pick: a quarter of a sandwich for $6 or a full one for $12. You get a bag of free…

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What I Got Today

Like many yesterdays, today was high in stress, exclamation points, shocking surprises – mostly bad, very serious setbacks, crises (that’s a plural, mind you), dull rain, bad communication, ridiculous misunderstandings, obnoxious people, water leaks, wasted food, moody crews, scheduling problems, 12 1/2 hours at work, doubts, distance and loneliness. But, erasing all this, topping it,…

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Interrogation

When the bus driver jabbers that he will have to stop at the Police Control, I immediately smell trouble. No stops have been planned and he should know that we have all the necessary authorizations. What is worse, I do not remember noticing any kind of control booth on our way to town. He pulls…

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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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