Category Archives: Around Victoria

I AM NOT A HIPSTER: (Nobody Is…)

Recently it has come to my attention that at least a few of my friends/family think of me as a “hipster”. My friend, we’ll call him “Tall”, has also been referred to as a hipster in certain circles… and both … Continue reading

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Jim and Johnny: A Tale of Bikes, Music and Our Shared Imperialistic Past

I’ve spent a lot of time out on the porch this week. It’s been great. I’ve discovered that I love puttering around in the fog, talking to myself and the dog while listening to fifty cent records. I got a … Continue reading

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Opening Johari’s Window, or The End of Satire

I wanted to write a satire tonight. I’ve been on a satirical streak as of late: I’ve read a lot The Onion and tons of David Foster Wallace essays too. I like satire and I think I’m good at it— … Continue reading

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Holy Fuck and Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness at Sugar Nightclub: Rifflandia, Night #2

This review was originally published by Monday Magazine and can be found here. Night two of Rifflandia 2013 offered a diversity of musical options. As a Love-charged crowd dispersed from Royal Athletic Park and wound their way downtown, a vast … Continue reading

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Acing the Interview

I arrived at the office ten minutes before our interview was to begin: my shirt was already drenched in sweat as I’d used the inner elbow of my sleeve to sop up the disturbing amount of perspiration which was pouring … Continue reading

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Swine Dining: Epicure Selections Saves the Day

My relationship with pork is tenuous at best. As a child, my family didn’t have much money, which meant we ate a lot of pork chops. While my mom did an excellent job of mixing things up, experimenting with different … Continue reading

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Just Like the Third Time Around: The Death Ballad Love Tellers in Victoria

This article was originally published by Monday Magazine and can be found here. A strange and brooding caravan is heading for our coastal town. Its journey began on the prairies, has continued into the foothills, over the mountains, and now … Continue reading

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