Tag Archives: Canada

A Vegetarian with a Gun

Sunday morning, my shoulder will feel sore as hell. It’s getting punched repeatedly by a merciless bully. The bully’s name? .300 Winchester Magnum. I line up my shot, remembering not to lean forward too close to the rifle’s sight; I ...

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I Shot a Gun (And I Liked It)

“We’ve never shot before. We’re looking for something fairly small, just to get a feel for it.” “9 mil,” answers the cashier without hesitation. She’s Asian, petite and cute, in her early twenties. “Right! Ok. But we’d also like something ...

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Jean-Talon Market, Revisited

Having heaped praise on the Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market throughout the better part of last year, I was curious to revisit the fabled Marché Jean-Talon during my Montreal visit. Partly, I wanted to see how the Market held up to my year-old memories ...

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Things I’ll (Eventually) Miss about Edmonton

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Well, to be fair, that’s not exactly true. I’ve left cities before, and I’ve missed aspects of them a lot. So now, wisened, I get to enjoy things as they happen. ...

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Making games for taxi drivers

I developed a financially unhealthy habit of taking cabs in Shanghai, and have been unable to shake the addiction once in Montreal; even here in Edmonton, I still cab on occasion. Thing is, I love taxi drivers. They meet all ...

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