“Wisteria. Sounds like hysteria. The faintest brush of purple. Woody. Twining. Ethereal. Angels could rest here.” Writer Kerry Slavens ponders living, and dying, and the seasons of pain.
I’m often told that my parents sound like they were very interesting people. I suppose they were. At least, they were interesting, if not a tad puzzling, to a neighbour of theirs one summer day many years ago. He had recently bought the house across the street from their place and had a perfect view […]
I was raised within the confines of a religion that believed in the power of words. John 1:1 stuck in my brain with the ka-thunking rhythm of a train on tracks: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
In Part V of his “Notes on a Crisis”, novelist Steven Erikson ponders diabolical media manipulations and how far he’s prepared to go to tell a good story.
How much time has to go by before you can look back at something you did and recognize that it was a little ridiculous? It was sometime in the 90s that we took a good hard look at the 80s and realized just how awful shoulder pads and bangs hairsprayed so high they looked like […]
A story of young love, childhood memories, and a Bluebird schoolbus.
Life As A Human correspondent Christopher Holt heads to the F5 Expo in Vancouver in search of the next big technology idea. He finds dust bunnies, Twitter tips and odes to the outdated. Fortunately, Malcolm Gladwell inspired a light bulb moment.
One of the latest food trends in North America is based on regional “Soul Foods”. As with every culture, the time-honored traditions of the dishes “Grandma used to make” (and her Grandma before her) are becoming more de rigueur in our local eateries and kitchens alike. The reasons are many, but I think that one […]
A writer renews his efforts to create a clutter-free environment with a focus on what’s really important. But simplicity isn’t always so simple.
April is International Guitar Month! Because the Life As A Human team has several guitarists and many guitar fans, we’re celebrating International Guitar Month with features about some of our favourite musicians and their guitars. Have you ever had a dry spell? You know, where you can’t get motivated or inspired to play your instrument? […]