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Entries from April 2007

The Tulpa

April 27th, 2007 · Comments Off on The Tulpa

This short movie “The Tulpa” (trailer here) has popped up on The Movie Network (it’s showing numerous times in the next 2 weeks). It’s a story about “a television reporter that interviews a Tibetan Monk named Tenzin who claims he can create objects, and beings that other people can see by using intense meditation and […]

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Tags: thinking + zen · tivo + movies + music

WESC Let’s get physical

April 25th, 2007 · Comments Off on WESC Let’s get physical

WESC has launched a music competition. A ton of entries have already been uploaded — some good and some bad !! You can either submit an original track or create a cover of Olivi-Newton-John’s “Let’s get physical” from ’82. “Everyone that submits a song gets a pair of free WeSC headphones” which is pretty cool […]

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Tags: surf + skate + snow · tech + the internet · tivo + movies + music · wesc

Seven exhibition

April 24th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I’ve always loved the idea that skateboards are made of wood. Simple wood layers glued together under high pressure without much else added (don’t even comment with the word “boneite!“). I’ve seen some interesting takes on this fact; people who cut decks into new shapes, people who stain and paint decks to create works of […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · surf + skate + snow

A new fish is coming

April 23rd, 2007 · Comments Off on A new fish is coming

I’m having a new custom surfboard made. I’ve been riding my larger Stewart (7′ 6″ fun board shape) for some time now and have decided it’s time to starting pushing myself with a smaller board. I went by Johan’s shaping business on Saturday afternoon to scheme something up. We had already talked about what I […]

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Tags: design + art + typography · surf + skate + snow

Bottle Rocket Hearts

April 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Update: She got a great review here! A very old friend of mine has published her first novel entitled “Bottle Rocket Hearts”. She grew up in the west island of Montreal and finally escaped to TO many years back. The west island must have had an impact on her as her setting is Dorval and […]

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Tags: links + bookmarks · montreal + canada + the world

The Diamond Age

April 17th, 2007 · Comments Off on The Diamond Age

While away on vacation, I read a book recommended by a friend and praised by a co-worker. “The Diamond Age or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer” which is a post-cyberpunk novel by Neal Stephenson. I enjoyed the book and tried to draw it out as best I could so it wouldn’t end. Coming home – […]

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Tags: tech + the internet · tivo + movies + music

Back from Mexico

April 17th, 2007 · Comments Off on Back from Mexico

We got back Saturday AM from Mexico. Our flight had been changed on us so we got to spend a lovely half day lounging on the floor of the PVR (Puerto Vallarta) airport ’til our plane finally took off at 1:30am. Sore butts all ’round. Mexico was once again spectacular, and splitting the vacation into […]

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Tags: family + friends · surf + skate + snow