I was a little surprised to receive an email (right) from Vancouver mayoralty candidate Kennedy Stewart’s campaign manager, Neil Monckton, in the wee hours of October 11th. In it he referenced a tweet of mine, said that it was “both factually wrong and damaging to Mr Stewart’s reputation” and wanted … Read more
It’s municipal election time in Vancouver again, and this one is considerably different than most recent elections. For the past ten years, Vancouver has been led by Vision Vancouver, a centre-left municipal party with historical ties to the provincial NDP. For all the good they’ve done for community centres and … Read more
The past couple of weeks has been interesting to me, in that a few seemingly unrelated stories highlight just how arbitrary our feelings about animals can be. The randomness of which is usually a direct result of how humans benefit from animal exploitation, and we’re often completely unaware of it. Far worse though, is celebrities talking a good game while laughing about their hypocrisy.
2016 has been a bad year, both culturally and politically. It’s easy to be pessimistic and cynical if you allow yourself to be. I know I have ~ too much. However, I’ve also made a decision to try and let go of the crap I can’t change and try and improve the stuff I can. It just takes a little hope and optimism.
There are many theories as to how Donald Trump got himself elected. What’s been happening since is truly frightening. It’s cold comfort that this may well end up saving me some cash because I want nothing to do with that country right now.