Daisy Bateman

Arizona: Canada’s Eleventh Province?

When coming up with adjectives to describe spring in Arizona, “Canadian” is not the first thing that springs to mind. It comes in well behind “dry,” “hot,””arid,” “baseball-y” and “sere.” But evidence of the presence and cultural impact of our neighbors to (or, in this case, from) the North, from the guys sitting behind us … Read more

Killer Shoes

As any good serial killer knows, the key to carrying off a successful murder is planning. That’s why these shoes are such a perfect gift for the up-and-coming psycho in your life: Wear these regularly for a few weeks before the big day, and no one will bat an eye when your rival for the … Read more

The Naked and the iPhone

So, I got an iPhone. This would be thrilling news if it was 2007; as it is it’s really only exciting to me, because now I will always know what direction North is.* Other benefits of joining the second decade of the 21st century: readily available maps, directions and train schedules, immediate answers to virtually … Read more

Thurscheese: Brillat Savarin

Tell Me What You Eat and I’ll Tell You That It’s Cheese. I’m not sure if I should be feeling pleased with myself or cheated, but I’ve had this cheese before. It showed up on a cheese plate at a restaurant a few years ago, and I liked it enough to remember the name and … Read more

Shoefinder: I Believe in Summer

I know that right now, for many of us, hot and dry weather seems like a dim and distant possibility, but I believe that the time will come*, and when it comes we are going to be wanting to spend as much time as possible in sandals. I also believe that Nordy’s has a pretty … Read more