Posts from the ‘About This Site’ category

I’m Growing a Novembeard for Movember

Movember is the annual excuse to grow ridiculous facial hair masquerading as a charity event. As you no doubt know, it’s a month-long moustache-growing-thon where people…

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A Halloween Story

Yesterday was my step-sister’s birthday. My step-mother gave birth to her shortly after immigrating to Montreal from South Africa. My step-mother was in the hospital, recovering…

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Ashtrays: The Appendices of Public Space

Last week I was giving a talk at my alma mater, the University of Victoria. The talk was in the University Centre, one of the older…

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Sorry For the Mass Email

One of our current clients is a sizable, nationwide orgnization. For sundry reasons, I’ve got an email address for their domain, as in dbarefoot@ourclient.com. So, I…

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A Haunted Gingerbread House Kit?

I spotted this today in the bakery section at Thrifty Foods in Victoria. It seemed fundamentally wrong. I can’t get behind the willy-nilly fusing of holiday…

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48 Girls, 3 Boys

The Globe and Mail is running a series of articles about gender roles in education. In particular, they’re wondering how and why “boys rank behind girls…

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The Chest Hair Postulation

Here’s a frivolous question: at what age do women begin to prefer hairy chests to bare chests in men? I’ve observed, in casual conversation and in…

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Shopping Without Buying

I’m in the market for a new office chair. I’m planning on investing in a good one. After all, you only get one back, and I…

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