#tidalfail

A few months ago I posted about giving the Tidal music streaming service another shot. Well… I did, and I’m disappointed to say that it didn’t make the cut. Here’s the thing: If it was just subtle differences, maybe just little things I didn’t like as much as Spotify’s user interface, I still would’ve stuck…

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Read this book

As I’ve told people before, I’m not a big believer in capital-s Signs, but there have been times in my life when chalking weirdly timely events up to pure coincidence simply doesn’t cut it. My reading We Learn Nothing is one of those times. Kreider’s book is a collection of essays of his personal accounts…

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What I read this month

Well, that’s more like it. I got a lot more read this month–dare I say, a more typical amount for me–than I have of late, home reno time-suck be damned. One of the titles was the first Skullduggery Pleasant, which was a re-read from a couple of years back purely in order to gear up…

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What I read this month

’twas a slow month for reading, with these hot summer days consumed largely by steep learning curves for everything to do with the house reno. Hardwood is better than engineered flooring for us for various reasons, so now what type of wood and stain colour do we want it? And what look of tile goes…

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Isolation Day 487 Game: Dominion

Tonight my wife and I finally introduced our daughter to a game we’ve long been big fans of. Dominion was the first game I’d ever played where players build the very decks they’re playing with as a function of the gameplay itself. This isn’t to be confused with collectible card-type games like Magic: The Gathering…

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In praise of dumb tech

The world and all the stuff in it is getting increasingly connected through the internet. But that’s not necessarily a good thing. To clarify: People connecting online can be a good thing (unless it’s via places like Facebook and Twitter, which are literally fomenting negativity among its users by design). But things being connected online…

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What I read this month

Not a ton read this month. It’s almost like everything to do with home renovations takes up a lot of your time? Or something? Weird. And what I did try to read was a bit of a swing and a miss, to my tastes. So it goes. Read(N/A) Started and stoppedThe Land of Stories –…

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Giving Tidal another shot

To say I enjoy music is a huge understatement. There is no other art that speaks to me so deeply in such a breadth of emotion. It’s more than just being greater than the sum of its parts: Whether instrumental or combined with lyrics, well done, music creates a whole other magnitude of impact. Music…

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