Ain’t nothing wrong with faith

After yesterday’s little rant about public funding going to “independent schools”, let me be clear about something: I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with religion or with faith (I know some folks disagree, but that’s a discussion for another time). As someone who spent every summer in bible school, who helped run church youth groups, […]

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Should’ve Listened to Dante

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If all of the most brilliant minds in the world got together and came up with the most hateful, inefficient, inconvenient, labyrinthine, archaic system of getting people from one place to another, then added in the sort of evil that arises from the cardinal sins of lust and envy, you would come close to – […]

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I’m a loser baby…

Can someone please tell me how paying $3M to a business startup is not “picking winners and/or losers”? Especially to a company that was ALSO paid over $5M startup funding in Manitoba?   How many other business startups in the past eight years have received $10K/employee in training/startup funding? [looks out at dearth of hands […]

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Wealth, Taxes, and Citizenship

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I saw this posted on effbook, from these folks. LUCY PARSONS: “MORE DANGEROUS THAN A THOUSAND RIOTERS”: Eldine Gonzalez Parsons (born c. 1853 – March 7, 1942), described by the Chicago Police Department as “more dangerous than a thousand rioters,” was an American labor organizer and anarchist, born around 1853 in Texas, likely as a […]

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Elections, Campaigning, and Change

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If you’re rebuilding a political party, you have to listen. You have to WANT to listen. And you have to listen to a lot of people. One of the best things that ever happened to me was Preston Manning coming to my high school to talk about his newly formed federal party, the Alliance Party. […]

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Hold my beer and read this

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

I was supposed to be making Easter dinner. I was supposed to be cleaning the house and preparing for houseguests and being a good host. Then I picked up this book. I rescheduled pretty much everything, because there was, simply, no way in hell I was going to stop reading for something as silly as […]

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Vote Saskatchewan 2016

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I’m sad. I’m sad because usually, an election is an exciting time! Elections are basically the dating game for people who don’t want to have to dick around with online profiles, grocery shop introductions, and nightclub hookups. It’s like trying to find someone to spend the rest of your life with, if the rest of […]

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Shimmer: a blog tour

Shimmer, by Paula Weston

There’s about to be a second war on earth for the kingdom of heaven, and Gaby and her brother are the only ones who can prevent it. Or else they’re the ones who tried to start it. Things are a little confusing since it’s only been a week or so since Gaby found out she […]

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Support the arts and culture because art and culture support you

BEFORE YOU CLICK THE VIDEO: I see these things a lot in my feed: dancers or painters or singers or musicians – artists – doing something that ‘blows everyone away’ or ‘brings you to tears’ or is just generally amazing. I want you to think about something when you see these types of posts come […]

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It’s about more than typos

BookEditing

Why should you hire an editor? I mean, your neighbour, who taught high school English, looked over your manuscript and said it was really good, so probably it doesn’t need any work, right? Or you gave it to a friend who has a degree in English literature and they said it was fine. In fact, […]

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