I spent much of today following the events in London through the BBC, the Guardian, and multiple social media channels, and it caused me to think a lot about my reactions to both this riot, and the riots in Vancouver after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup. In both cases I took issue with a … Continue reading The #LondonRiots & The #CanucksRiots
Book Title: Full Frontal Feminism Author: Jessica Valenti Published: 2007 Pages: 248 Category: nonfiction: politics, feminism With a month between one semester ending, and the beginning of another, I tried to be very careful in picking out my reading material. I wanted something fun but also informative (though I'm sure with a couple more weeks … Continue reading Book Review: Full Frontal Feminism
I blame Stephen Harper for not getting any homework done on Friday. I knew that the government was going to fall on Friday, and when I woke up and checked Twitter, I saw that it was about to go down. And then I watched about 4 hours of CBC coverage - watching Peter Mansbridge crack … Continue reading #elxn41
There are so many great discussions going on today for International Women's Day, on Twitter (#internationalwomensday, #IWD), on Blogs (check out my friend Ashly's & Janni's), all over the Internet. I wish I had time for a more thought-out post, but this one will have to do! I spent this past weekend in Seattle, at … Continue reading International Women’s Day
Book Title: Starship Troopers Author: Robert A Heinlein Published: 1959 Pages: 263 Category: fiction: science fiction For all that I watch a fair amount (okay maybe a lot) of science fiction, I haven't read a lot of it, and what I do watch is primarily newer Sci Fi. So I am sadly lacking in my … Continue reading Book 39: Starship Troopers
On Saturday I went to The Rally to Restore Sanity. Which may seem less than sane, considering I'm a Canadian citizen living on the west coast of British Columbia - but it was one of the best decisions I've made recently. Aside from the Rally itself, I absolutely loved DC as a city. I acted … Continue reading Canadians For A Saner America
I'm re-watching Inauguration footage right now - And I'm getting as many shivers as I did as my coworkers and i gathered around the only computer that would stream the CNN coverage this morning. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to watch any of the ceremony as I was starting work at 9am, … Continue reading A Brand New Bright Obama Day!