Category Archives: Politics

Canada Day: Made Where?

I like to hike and camp and explore the outdoors. I don’t do it quite as much as I would like, but one of my goals is to hike a thousand km this year, and to visit as many Provincial … Continue reading

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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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The Meaning of Christmas

A few of us were discussing the “meaning of Christmas” today; it seems to be something that we’ve been trying to figure out for years. How many Christmas programs have revolved around exactly this question? Finding the meaning of the … Continue reading

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MenToo, not MeToo

In my last post, I wrote a bit about the hashtag #MeToo, in which many women, as survivors of sexual harassment, have bound together to claim unity. Even as I was writing that piece, I recognized that it is not … 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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Single Issues

One thing that concerns me about our culture in the twenty-first century has been our tendency look at the broad spectrum of issues that plague our world and to reduce them to a single perspective. I understand the tendency: as … 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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