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SHORT STORIES: A Wish

She flipped the lighter and lit her third cigarette in a row. She smokes it until satisfied, stubbing the rest of it out on the curb. She stands up and brushes off the excess ash that landed on her fur coat. And the coffee tastes great, it…

Rob Ford: The Death of a Canadian Cowboy

Like most people in the United States, I grew up on a steady diet of cowboy bravado. From Daniel Boone to Marion Berry to Donald Trump, aggressive male leaders have been revered here for centuries. We grant those men the right to engage in…

DISCWORLD DISCUSSIONS: Reaper Man (1991)

As I get further into Discworld with these re-reads, the thing I worry about most is repeating myself too much. I believe that some of Pratchett’s ideas and philosophies should be revisited when they come up, partly because they are more…

On Death and Immortality

We’ve lost some heroes lately. We lose people daily, thousands of them, but there’s something different, somewhat more vivid and personable about celebrity deaths. In the space of two weeks we’ve lost Lemmy, Bowie and Rickman. Each was a…

How NOT to Kill TV Characters

Alright, I'm going to start with some positive reinforcement here, TV writers/producers/etc. When a character on a TV show is offed and it's done right, it's some of the most powerful drama that can be absorbed by human eyeballs. We've…

R.I.P Bobby Womack

The music world lost one of its few remaining truly iconic voices  as the legendary Bobby Womack sadly passed away on Friday the 27th of June. At 70, Womack had spent decades of his life on the outer fringes of mainstream success, earning…