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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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The Road is How (Trevor Herriot)

I don’t remember exactly how I first discovered this book; I can’t point to anyone who recommended it, or any series of events that led to its inclusion as the last on my 2016 reading list. But somehow I stumbled … Continue reading

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R1: Length of Election

I’m posting on the reasons I won’t vote for Stephen Harper and his party: The federal election in 2015 is one of the longest in Canadian history: the longest in memory, certainly. The is time during which the election is … Continue reading

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Day of Pink

Wednesday, April 8th is this year’s Day of Pink, and my workplace is taking a visual stand against bullying by encouraging employees to wear pink. The Day of Pink is a uniquely Canadian effort intended to take a stand against … Continue reading

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Je suis Charlie

The terrorist attacks on the “Charlie Hebdo” offices in Paris were a lot of things: but the only adjective that I can decide on as I’m writing is “evil”. Ungodly. The complete opposite of any righteousness described by any word … Continue reading

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Protesting Librarians

I’ve always had a good relationship with libraries and librarians (as when the Ford family tried to shutter local libraries in Toronto (Bowles, 2011)). So I was quite pleased to note the following on twitter from Mike Hudema: Retired Librarian Barbara … Continue reading

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Travel

Tim and I were talking about where we might want to spend our holidays next year… or at least where we might want to travel and explore. We’ve been east, a bit: to Newfoundland and to explore some along the … Continue reading

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