Monthly Archives: June 2012

Link: That Could Have Been Me

This week, my Wednesday post is over at Turtleduck Press, the indie publisher I co-run. Here’s part of the post…

Last weekend, a man walked into a crowded food court here in Toronto and pulled out a gun. He had a target, who was killed. Six others were hurt, many others traumatized.

Here’s the part that makes it really scary for me. I go to that mall, Eaton Centre, at least once a month. I’ve eaten in that very food court many times. It’s not going to look the same to me anymore.

I don’t know about you, but when I hear about violence in my city, I rationalize.  That was a gang killing, or a bad area of town, or an argument at 3 AM outside a club. I know better than that. It wouldn’t happen to me.

Except…it could.

To read the rest, head over to Turtleduck Press. We’d love it if you’d leave a comment there, too!

If you liked this post, you might also like Norway: A Murderer’s Trial and a Royal Wedding.

Response: The Avengers

The Avengers movie posterI’m a lightweight fan when it comes to movies about comic-book characters. I usually enjoy superhero movies, but all the backstory and history and in-jokes go over my head because I’m not a comic-book reader. That goes double for The Avengers, because I managed to miss all the lead-in movies except for the first Iron Man. After The Avengers became the next must-see movie, I read enough online to pick up the gist of who most of the characters were, but for the most part I was flying blind.

So how well does The Avengers work for a complete and utter newbie?

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Friday Link: Art Deco House for Inspiration

Here’s a feast for your eyes: a house tour of a beautiful art deco house in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.

Tudor house in Carmel-by-the-Sea

See the rest here.

(Found via the wonderful Domythic Bliss, a blog that features all sorts of art deco and Arts and Crafts and Pre-Raphaelite and fairytale-inspired decorating.)

That’s it for the blog this week. Happy weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday!