His name is Lanny Petrushka. Always at the open stage in the 1980s at Fat Alberts, tinkering on the piano before the regulars arrived. Seemed not a pianist because the […]

There is a line of thought that says from within a system you can’t understand the system. Pretty sure things work like that. When I was dishwasher no matter how […]

Imperialism was discussed in the last class, how it follows the progression of capitalism. Lenin apparently said it designates a later stage of capitalism, the stage after the establishment of […]

In a grocery store tonight and suddenly Suite: Judy Blue Eyes came over the speakers. At 14 I found that song’s ending so powerful, shook me to my core. Listening […]

Overheard conversation at party about the sister of someone studying anesthesiology. Someone responded mentioning their old friend from college is now an anesthesiologist and lives in a mansion. Someone else […]

wake up, new day, same tape loops. a little fishy, no? the part of us that we walk around believing us, is maybe good at deciding which chocolate bar to […]

Sat down on the subway, an old woman across from me leans in, hands me a flyer on Jesus. It’s ok I say discouraging the exchange, she says something about […]

We aren’t in a position to see things from above thus thrash about trying to guess the way. In the Greek myths, this God or that God had mortals in […]

My friend Kenn was right about many things, he made stuff happen, admired him. Gauge a lot of things against an imaginary idea of what he would do. He worked […]

Years ago before saint Jack Layton died I remember reading about his father’s death and the family crowded around him singing. Death with musical accompaniment, I thought that was honourable. […]