Posts By: Karl Low

Oliver Moorcraft-Sykes

Oliver Moorcraft-Sykes is an acclaimed spiritualist, scrivener, and amateur orthodontist living and writing in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His accomplishments are too many and varied to list, but suffice it to say that he’s done everything that George Santos has done, and then some. Should you have any questions or concerns about his writing, please do not hesitate to try and contact him.

[blue rare]—Abroad in the Multiverse

So, I finally got around to watching Everything Everywhere All at Once.  While it had its moments, I have to say that I found it highly overrated.  Agreed, it is nowhere near as soul crushingly formulaic as anything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe,  but it is no masterpiece, either.  The fact that it won the… Read more »

[blue rare]—Another Excess

I’m sure we have all overdone it and “made a little too merry” at some points in our lives.  Perhaps, against our better judgement, we have indulged in that second gin and tonic at the vicar’s charity lawn party.  Or else we have gone out for a quick game night pint and some chicken wings… Read more »

[blue rare]—Lilac Wine (Through a Glass, Darkly)

Aside from the basic physical characteristics, how much do we really know about the person peering back at us from the bathroom mirror each morning?  Sometimes I think I know my own doppelganger only superficially, at best.  I know he likes 1960s jazz, Irish poetry, deep-dish pizza, oysters on the half shell, and New York-style… Read more »

All Yesterday’s Parties

Just now, the present seems like a gift that I would dearly love to return to its place of purchase for a full refund.  Firstly, there is the ongoing apocalyptic layer cake of war, famine, plague, fire, flood, and Trump.  On a smaller, though no less depressing, scale, smug grocery tycoons are wetting themselves laughing… Read more »

[blue rare]—To Hell with Wellness

For some reason, the theme of wellness has been cropping up with depressing regularity on my Google news feed of late.  Articles with titles like “Seven Tips for Living a Longer and Healthier Life,” “Ten Lifestyle  Changes That Will Help You Achieve Your Potential,” “36 Habits of Successful and Annoyingly Smug Twats.” I know that… Read more »

[blue rare] — Where the Mermaids are Singing

You will often hear people claim that “it’s a small world.” But this is just a comforting lie that we like to tell ourselves.  The truth is that the world is terrifyingly immense, and endlessly strange.  It’s not small, and it’s not smooth, nor round, either.  Between wherever you are and the horizon, there are… Read more »

[blue rare]—The Teacher Will Appear

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Tao Te Ching I suppose most of us have a memory from our student careers of a certain educator or two who played a significant role in shaping the course of our lives.  Perhaps it was that kindergarten teacher who first brought out in you a… Read more »