Category Archives: Ranty

Another long overdue update

I admit, I’ve been bad about posting regularly this last year. It’s been busy and hectic and whole months slip by unnoticed. I took on a second part time job, because finances. The less said about that the better. The … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Paris…..

Depressing thought for this morning…… the attacks in Paris, even amongst moderates I know who are wise and circumspect and know “not all Muslims” see this event as affirmation that we need to keep up the pressure on Syria and … Continue reading

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Heh… this should be interesting..

I have upped the ante just a smidge in the battle with Facebook and fired a shot across their bow… A formal complaint has been lodged with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada I have requested their intervention … Continue reading

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Guess you’ll be seeing more of me here

So the last couple years my blogging – either here or on my mirror sites at Dreamwidth and Livejournal have been pretty sporadic, and my reading over there almost nil. This was in part thanks to the arrival of Facebook … Continue reading

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Science.

Trying to break down some complicates science concepts into easily understood and digestible reading using everyday examples and analogies: DNA – they’re building blocks, just like LEGO. A 4 dot square brick is a 4 dot square brick whether you … Continue reading

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Magic

Unless you’ve been living under an internet rock sometime in the last couple weeks you’ve seen this indiegogo campaign to build solar roadways. It took off, it went viral, people are clamouring over it, and as of this morning, it … Continue reading

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20 Years the internet.

In April of 1994 I got my first internet account. No I wasn’t the first kid on the block. But the options were pretty limited in those days. You had local Bulletin Boards, which you had to have the actual … Continue reading

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Rabbit Holes Part Deux….

A couple of weeks about I did a brain dump on some of the stuff that rolls around in my head about the world going to hell in a handbasket, and the mad mad mad world we live in. Today … Continue reading

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Enter a bit of harsh reality….

We’re really good at making plans. James, myself, no one is better at researching and learning and gathering together source information and putting together a plan. We are, less adept, at putting a plan into action. That kind of makes … Continue reading

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Why I am a Liberal.

THIS. This is why I finally got off my arse and joined the Liberal party. This is why I finally have some hope for politics in this country again. This is why I have always been a Liberal supporter. Because … Continue reading

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In which I consider the flavour of words

The very talented and astute Liz Feltam wrote a very nice essay yesterday on the dreadful thing that has happened to the word ‘Foodie’. While I really hadn’t given it a lot of thought, I do heartily agree with her … Continue reading

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Can’t we all just get along and make kindness viral?

Well folks – it’s the first week of November … and already it has begun. Social media filled with cranky, annoyed, grumpy, and just plain MEAN posts, memes, and quick shares. A lot of them will centre on this idea … Continue reading

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On dogs and kids and being kind…..

Some days I wonder… For years I advocated for, and practiced myself a kinder more respectful philosophy of child rearing. Because it just logically made sense. I didn’t need science and psychologists to tell me that punishment a learning tool … Continue reading

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Anyone who tells you sustainable living is ‘Cheap’ – lies.. well kind of.

A very good article picking the GAPING holes in the BBC’s article on eating healthy for £1 a day. I’ve seen a lot of these articles over the years… and non of them hold water, they simply continue to perpetrate … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different…..

An opinion piece. I don’t write many opinion pieces – mostly I’ve learned – especially online – to keep my opinions to myself. However, for some reason, my inside voice is showing this week.. I thought maybe I’d continue the … Continue reading

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