What I read this month

Short and sweet, to the point where it’s not even worth it to write it in list form: I finally finished Telling Lies for Fun & Profit by Lawrence Block, and just started A Carlin Home Companion, Kelly Carlin’s autobiography about growing up as the only child of comedy legend George Carlin. So far it’s…

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Top 10 songs of 2022

As with my lists of favourite books I read year to year, I’ve also recently been doing an annual list of favourite songs I added to various playlists. Rather than do a separate top ten for every playlist I added to — top ten drumming songs, top ten songs for quick-paced walks, top ten songs…

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Top 10 books of 2022

The end of the year? Already? I’m curious if that’s a parent thing or an adult thing or just a subjective thing that has nothing in the least to do with aging. I just remember as a kid how long anything took that I was looking forward to, be it my birthday or the weekend…

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Songs added in 2022

Shortly before the pandemic, I started tracking what songs I added to my various streaming service playlists every year. For anyone who’s interested in the chronological order of what I split and duplicated among playlists (including songs I listen to in the shower; drum to; write, walk, commute, drive and do yard work to, and…

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Last day of Movember

It’s been a successful month, both in terms of walking the extra 60 km I committed to walk for part of the fundraiser, as well as moustache growth went: It’s been an interesting experience. On the one hand, the moustache came in far slower than expected — I need to shave every couple of days…

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Another novel en route

I’ve been mentioning over the last couple of months how inspired I’ve been while reading Telling Lies for Fun & Profit by Lawrence Block. I’ve read more books about writing than I could hope to remember, and while many have been solid and given me advice I’ll always carry with me, Telling Lies is proving…

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What I read this month

Short and sweet: November proved to be a flurry of activity — not the least of which was my getting Covid — which once again put a damper on getting to read as much as I wanted to. I know… you’d think that getting Covid and having to isolate for days would lend itself to…

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Check out this app

I’m not one to get too stoked about apps — or at least not generally enough to hype them — but I gotta give credit where it’s due. Swipewipe had recently been getting a strange amount of (unpaid) promotion from completely unrelated newsletters I get, and it sounded like it had some promise, so I…

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