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Is Avi Impressed by Avi?

For the past few months, I’ve gotten my dad, Avi, an accomplished filmmaker and noted curmudgeon, to critique videos made (mostly) by people I know. The segment’s proved to be popular, as apparently everyone loves a grumpy, …

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May 24, 2012   No Comments

Lazy snapshots while I’m consumed

Right now just happens to be one of those times that I need more love than usual. Someone in my immediate family is having open heart surgery next week, so I’m a bit concerned and kind of consumed.

When I’m …

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May 17, 2012   4 Comments

Writer’s done good: A chat with Buffy Cram

Recently, I experienced one of the highlights of my year when I attended the Vancouver book launch for Buffy Cram’s Radio Belly. Buffy is my former UVic creative writing classmate and someone who has always intrigued and wowed me. She …

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May 10, 2012   No Comments

Search engine queen Ali Liebert

On my personal website, I sometimes write updates about my actual, non-blog life and post photos of my friends and sometimes if they’re famous or niche famous, I’ll tag them. One friend in particular that gets more Google hits …

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May 3, 2012   No Comments

The time I met Stephen Merchant/Fame is strange

I recently listened to an interview with Stephen Merchant, the tall, spectacled, less-famous co-creator of The Office. The original one. At one point he was talking about dealing with fans and I felt like he was speaking directly to me.…

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April 25, 2012   No Comments

Is Avi Impressed Part 5

It’s that time of the month again, where I dig my father out from behind the moat he sleeps in to have him critique music videos that were either directed, produced, filmed and or performed (usually) by people I know.…

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April 19, 2012   5 Comments

The Warning Sign

I assume it’s common practice to do some amount of research when you’re dating or crushing on someone. For me, it usually goes beyond a simple Google search. I’m fortunate enough to have several friends who know everyone, along with …

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April 12, 2012   3 Comments

I don’t belong here

There’s an ad campaign in the Toronto subways that promotes picking up litter. It shows a close-up of newspaper on a subway chair or a coffee cup on the ground. Above the displaced garbage it says “I don’t belong here.” …

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April 5, 2012   No Comments

Really knowing your subject


I was recently talking to a friend of mine who’s big into the online dating thing. As a result, she has an active, always exciting dating life, which certainly can’t be said about mine.

She asked why I wouldn’t consider …

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March 29, 2012   No Comments

How to have fun while you’re sober?

I recently made it a medium-term goal of mine to have the ability to go out for a fun night without the aid of pot or alcohol.

Here’s why: There’s a guy at my gym, who’s in a famous Canadian …

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March 22, 2012   2 Comments