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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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Advent Calendars

I will admit it… one of the things I love about this time of year is the “Advent Calendar”. We used to get one when I was a kid; it was enormous fun to open the little windows each day … 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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Those Campaign Signs…

It’s become apparent over the last few weeks that a lot of campaign signs that have been used to advertise for Doug Ford are illegal. There are a number of rules that stipulate where the signs can be placed: not … Continue reading

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Doug Ford’s “Endorsements”

Recently a variety of groups have come out in favour of different mayors in the Toronto Mayoral Race. Olivia Chow has been backed by a number of “influential women” who are interested in improving the quality of life in the … Continue reading

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Rob Ford in Hospital

This is one of my more difficult posts to write: it is always difficult to be critical of someone who has had a major physical setback in his life. Let me start out by saying that I hope that Rob … Continue reading

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Silent Spring: Honeybees

I first read Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” when it had been around for over three decades: I’d heard a lot about it, but had not invested the time until I was at Penn State in my classes in geography and … Continue reading

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