Category Archives: Living in Canada

Peterson & Gender Identity

Yes, I’ve listened to Jordan B. Peterson. And much though he tries to disassociate himself with conservatives, he sounds very much like the kinds of men I’ve heard disparaging queer perspectives for decades. Thirty five years ago, the discussion was … Continue reading

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I Believe You

It started a couple of days ago. Women friends on Facebook and Twitter started posting “Me Too” as status updates and describing sexual harassment they have experienced. I was surprised… even shocked… not only by the stories that they related, … Continue reading

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Cuff Links

Yesterday I wrapped up my latest position with the Ontario government. For the last year I’ve been a Research Analyst with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. It was not the easiest of years. The work was interesting, … Continue reading

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Beyond Analytics

I’m changing jobs. Things are in a bit of limbo right now. My current position was cut back only a few weeks ago, and I’ve had to compensate. This is not awful; I still have a job and secure income, … Continue reading

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Sesquicentennial

For those who don’t know, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. I remember the Centennial anniversary: when Canada turned 100 in 1967. Well, I was all of three and a half years old, but I vaguely … Continue reading

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Mince Tarts

Shopping this morning, we found some mince tarts… one of my favourite Christmas traditions in our family. I’ve tried to find a reference online, but have not been able to find anything quite the same. Mince tarts are considered lucky. … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day 2016

On Remembrance Day in Canada (called Veteran’s Day in the States) I am often reflective (as I was in a post 5 years ago). I remember in Junior High (I think it was in English class, Grade 8), I had … Continue reading

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