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July 25, 2017 / thatstephkirby

Blackout Blasphemy: One



The beginning was without form and darkness was upon the face of the spirit of G-d was moving over the face of G-d. He said β€œLet there be light.” And there was darkness. And the darkness he called one day.

July 25, 2017 / thatstephkirby


There are times that I hate myself for keeping everything that’s been given to me, emails sent to me or anything I’ve ever written or made. This time I’m glad that I still have this.

This piece was written at the end of last year, when I was struggling with my relationship with my partner and my mental illness.


It’s not like I’m a deadbeat

It’s not like I’m using the money for drugs

I suddenly got a kid

My partner had to quit his job

Things have been tight.


I’ve never been rich. I’ve tried to fill my life with people who enrich my life way more than money could. Sometimes I find myself thinking about the things I could have if I had more money. It’s tough like that.


Materialism causes me so much depression in my life and I’m finding the habit hard to kick. Someone I know suggested Buddhism to me and I said it would be like trading my solid addiction for a supernatural one. It’s tough like that.


I don’t believe in ghosts, fairies or any sort of goddess or god. I have a difficult time taking anything religious with any sort of serious thought. Weather it helps or not.

I’m a skeptic like that.


Things I’ve learned

The opinions of my instructors don’t always matter.

The opinions of others doesn’t always matter.

That confidence isn’t always permanent.

That just because I went backwards doesn’t mean I have to quit

I can get better

I do have talent.

That my friends are my family

I’m not alone. I just have to reach out.


February 18, 2016 / thatstephkirby

Hello 2016!

I’ve been around and adventuring. I’m going to share some of the photos I took in 2015. πŸ™‚






















April 20, 2015 / thatstephkirby

My Nearly Vapid Teenage Existence

During one of the colder day this past winter, I decided to go through the letters I got in high school and put them in a binder. I read some of them as I put them in the binder.

One of the first things I noticed was that most of them didn’t have dates. The next thing was some of the letters didn’t have names on them, leaving me to guess who wrote them. With some of them I was able to match the hand writing to another one with a name on it. With the rest, I had no fucking clue.

Some of the topics we wrote about in these letters were:

That bitch talking behind your back
What we did or didn’t do on the weekend
Crushes on Boys

I spent a lot of time laughing and cringing at my teenage letters. I can remember thinking I was so profound and brilliant as a teenager and nobody really understood me. As it turns out, I was an idiot like the rest of them. It was a wonderful trip back in time.





December 3, 2014 / thatstephkirby

From Last Week’s Show.

Last Tuesday I went to Amanda Plamer’s The Art of Asking show at Lee’s Palace, here in Toronto. She talked about being an artist, taking the doughnut, and other wonderful things.

After I waited in line and met Amanda and had my book signed, I had an idea. What if I could get some of the people from the show together to take their picture. Like a weird and wonderful human art project.

I didn’t have my camera on me the night of the show, because it weights about 10 lbs (with my speed light it weighs almost 20) and it’s big and awkward. Without my camera I couldn’t take pictures after the show. I did tweet about it on my twitter but blogging about it seemed like a better plan.

If you or anyone you know was at Amanda’s The Art of Asking show last week (Nov 26) and you don’t mind having your picture taken you can Email me at, Tweet me @TheKirby or message me through my Facebook page

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