Politics

The Young and the Feckless

Canada is a young-and-old country. We’ve been around since 1867, which makes us older than some countries, but not as old as many.  At the same time, we only really became who we are now in 1982. I was alive then, which makes Canada still quite young. 😉 Because of this history, our model of […]

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 pĂšre aurait Ă©tĂ© 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 […]

The Invisible President

Just Dad says: Can’t understand all the fuss around Clint’s conversation with an empty chair. His performance only proves that author, Ralph Ellison, of “Invisible Man” fame, was right: white people don’t see black people. To whites, blacks are invisible. For all we know, President Obama was in the chair, but the Republicans were not […]

Seven Hours in Toronto

3:00 pm Head downtown to check out the opening day of the Celebrate Yonge festival Catch Turbo Street Funk doin’ their thing at Yonge & Dundas Stop for a bite to eat at Baroli Caffe in the Eaton Centre 4:00 pm Walk up Yonge Street, taking in the festival’s sights & sounds Admire the entries […]