Thursday, April 30, 2009

Since Sunday, there have been hundreds to thousands of demonstrators gathered each day outside the office where I work. While it doesn't happen all the time, we do get a disproportionate number of rallies and protests, as a government agency and probably more relevantly, as a neighbour to t . . . ()

posted at 11:10:23 am
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Monday, April 21, 2008

He had that secret smile ... that sort of half-laughter that tugs at the corners of your mouth but you are enjoying yourself too much to let others share. He could see I was my usual bundle-of-nerves self, with my usual yearning to escape any conversation possible -- I had unthinki . . . ()

posted at 10:11:44 am
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Thursday, October 18, 2007

One of the most truly awkward "awkward" moments I've ever endured occurred during a lunch with co-workers. The topic of ethnic foods sprang up, and it went around the table, everyone contributing their experience of exotic culintary experiences (mostly Indian and Greek). I hadn't show . . . ()

posted at 6:06:27 pm
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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

There's this dress.It's very pretty, and made from some deliciously cool, liquid, flowing material ideal for hot summer days. The print is an oversized take on Burberry check -- warm trench, white, black, and turquoise -- enlarged until the colours become like Benday dots, and only a fracti . . . ()

posted at 9:26:24 pm
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Monday, November 21, 2005

In his office, William Fletcher has a sleek, black leather futon bed. On it is one small cushion swathed in soft, suede-like wool in an elegant shade of charcoal grey. He always leaves his door opened, and is never in when I wander by with the seven a.m. draft; no one is.  It is puzzlin . . . ()

posted at 10:33:11 am
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Glo'ri'a'na, noun:
1. An alternative form of "Gloria."
2. As "Americana" defines itself as artefacts of American culture, "Gloriana" consists of the artefacts of my culture.


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