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The Greatest Quotations of All Time

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Not only did I comb through a lifetime of quotations I’ve collected to bring you this top ten list. I also made a web mashup out of a subset of the quotations I collected which you can play with…

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Write On

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. I’ve been doing a lot of blogging. And naturally I’ve given some thought to blogging, I’ve explored why it is done in my previous post, now it is time to address the how…

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The similarities between Red Cliff and Troy

Monday, May 17th, 2010

I watched the film “Red Cliff” in one sitting. I’m more of an expert in Japanese history having studied it at UVIC, but I’ve been learning more about China due to my MBA and living there…

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Kushiel’s Dart Plus Plus

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

I read all through the night to finish “Kushiel’s Dart” last night. I’m not even sure it is that good of book, but I’ve really altered my sleep pattern, so I forced myself to finish it…

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Another Day, Another Blog Post

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Another old Science Fiction book read and another Canucks’ loss. I also played Civ and guitar instead of being more productive, though finishing off a book has to count for something, alas it was an old Sci-Fi book from 1976 called “the Lifeship”…

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Book to Buy

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

I’ve been telling stories about musicians and recommending books, albums, and movies to foreign co-workers and cousins. People are starting to listen. So while doing some Googling to send a link I learn of a new book, by one of the guys behind “Have not been the same”. He has a book coming out about Canadian songwriters, talk about up my alley…

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Echos from Eco

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Last night while not painting, I somehow found the resolve to read the last 100 plus pages of Umberto Eco’s “Foucault’s Pendulum”. I did not like it as much as “In the Name of the Rose” but enjoyed learning more about the Templars. I wonder if writing about them will result in some strange keyword referrals…

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