CRIMINALLY CHRISTMASSY

The Vancouver Courier, Dec. 25

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A CHRISTMAS RESPITE FROM YEAR-ROUND CACOPHONY

When I travel, I like to rise as early as possible in a new time zone. The great cities of the world are best seen early: the cobblestone streets in the heart of Old Montreal, with waiters percussively dragging chairs and tables onto the patios; the still, winding alleyways of Barcelona, weaving toward Gaudi’s melting …

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A QUANTUM CHRISTMAS CARD FROM A COLUMNIST’S FUTURE

Dear readers, Greetings from December, 2030. The Christmas tree has been decorated, the dog has antlers on, and there’s a cup of mulled wine and a jellyfish sandwich waiting on my writing desk. And thanks to Beijing Telecom, I can communicate backwards in time with q-mail. Monsanto’s unfortunate Ebola/E. coli mixup of 2028 is now …

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