Politics

Feelings… nothing more than feelings…

Content note: this post contains some mild swearing. Sorry, Mom! So. Here we are. Just two weeks into DJT’s presidency, and the shit is already hitting the fan.  As I read on Twitter the other day, the U.S had one Black President and white supremacy responded by setting the entire world on fire. But, this post […]

A Failure of Whiteness

In On Choosing Trump and Being Bad, Caleb Crain wrote that his peers …argue that what triumphed on Tuesday was white racism. That strikes me as true. And it also strikes me as true that white workers were acting out of a deep economic grievance on Tuesday. Argument A doesn’t falsify Argument B, in this […]

Wednesday

THIS magazine used to have a feature called “WTF Wednesday”, in which they profiled issues of a particularly f*cked up, “I can’t believe they did that!” variety. Today is a good day to bring back that feature. Not just because I can’t believe the majority of Americans elected Donald Trump for President (quite honestly, there’s a […]

Trudeau, Obama and Trump Walk Into a Bar…

They are immediately greeted by a chorus of: “Oh la la, Justin… votre père aurait été si fier!”1 “Yo, B.O., last call?” “Whoa, Donald… how’d you get in here?  We didn’t know you were coming.” Okay. Not really. However… The recent media coverage of American and Canadian politics has been making me reflect on how political leadership […]

Moving On

At some point in the near future, I might have to travel all the way out to Scarborough. A highly recommended RMT, who may be able to help me with a specific issue, practices out of a clinic in that area.  I don’t own a car (to me, the expense isn’t worth it when you […]

“The Skies Belong to Us” – Part I

My good friend Tricia (a.k.a. T on this blog) suggested that we start a book club of sorts.  We will both read the same book at the same time, and then blog about it with each other in mind.  As she wrote in her first post about this, we are a lot alike, and have similar […]

In Support of Idle No More

In light of today’s Idle No More Global Day of Action, I thought I’d list publicly my reasons for standing in solidarity with this movement. My hope is that all non-Aboriginal Canadians will see some of themselves reflected in what I’ve written, and be encouraged to support this movement in their own way. So, in […]