Monthly Archives: January 2010


Dear Hollywood, more Paul Bettany please. Even in this, he’s quite lovely. Legion is, I think , an attempt at the Christian-horror genre. It’s not good, but it’s interesting in its own ways. In fact, as Christian horror, it’s an … Continue reading

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AGA: a sober second thought

I think I was unnecessarily mean in my last post, and now that I’ve had a couple of days to think about it, here are some more thoughts: It sucks that the mainstream media has clout and access, and that’s … Continue reading

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The new Art Gallery of Alberta

I don’t have ┬álegitimate arts media accreditation other than my blog anymore, so I figured I would join the other social networking people on a tour specially for bloggers. I won’t make that mistake again! Not that I didn’t enjoy … Continue reading

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Toby: A Man

I don’t want to spoil it, so only a brief and very vague review: It’s great. Todd only gets better with this one, his writing unforced, funny, gentle, and melancholy. And hopeful. Toby: A Man poses a question that has … Continue reading

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Treestone Bakery

Remember that $10 loaf of bread I got form Treestone Bakery yesterday to go with the beef stew? Holy crap, it’s delicious! It’s a multigrain levain, which is a French style sourdough. When I bought it, I almost dropped it … Continue reading

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Dinner: Giant pot of beef stew

I ate the last of the spaghetti, but here’s another one that’ll last for days: stew. Cheap and easy and perfect for a cold day. Mine is really simple. I sweated a chopped onion in olive oil and a knob … Continue reading

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Fiddler on the Roof

When I was 12 or so, I was on a rhythmic gymnastics team representing Alberta. Our group routine was to a piece of music that was sad and beautiful, and even though we were far from the best in the … Continue reading

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Dinner: Giant pot of spaghetti

It is an eternal faunt of goodness. Nearly, anyways: a giant pot of spaghetti lasted me an entire week! I will never get tired of eating spaghetti. And it cost NOTHING (nearly). A pound of farmer’s market ground beef at … Continue reading

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Dinner: Creme brulee

I got a creme brulee set for Christmas, so I decided to bust ‘er out for New Year’s Eve. It seemed simple enough: beat a half dozen egg yolks with seven tablespoons of sugar, whisk in two and a quarter … Continue reading

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