Category Archives: Canada

Some Random Thoughts From #rcmpmusicalride in #yqr

A group of eight of us were very excited to take in the “Canada 150” Edition of the RCMP Musical Ride last night, not least of which because Shea’s cousin’s husband is an RCMP member who has been training for the last couple years so that he could be riding in the Tattoo for this […]

Canada Gains Library Talent From Trump’s America

I did a post a while back about the debate many Canadians are having about whether to travel to Trump’s America or not. The reverse is true too – in libraries and other sectors, Americans are looking to move to Canada to raise their families and live in a more fair, equitable and understanding society. […]

15 of the Coolest Libraries in Canada

Okay, I’ll probably start transitioning away from every single post being tagged #saveSKLibraries and #skpoli now that the funding for Saskatchewan public libraries has returned. But that doesn’t mean that I won’t stop writing about and linking to articles about libraries. ūüėČ

Friday Fun Link – “Drop Everything and Read” Is Huge Success #skpoli #dearsask #saveSKLibraries #dearsk

  I honestly felt like I was going to break the “Angry” emoticon on Facebook the past two weeks – so much bad news about cuts to libraries but also to education, STC and other vital services coming across my news¬†feed. Thankfully, today I got to have a much more enjoyable day, continually clicking the […]

Music Monday – “To feel the ground beneath my feet/Knowing I’m free/To walk the walk and talk the talk/Sounds okay to me”

This song has a few scenes shot in Shea’s hometown (including shots of a community store and grain elevator that figured prominently in our wedding reception which we held the summer after our destination wedding for all the friends and relatives who couldn’t make it to Mexico.) “The Hobo Song” – Bob Westfall and Westfall […]

Ten Random Things

Ryan Meili won the¬†byelection in Saskatoon Meewasin and was sworn into the Legislature yesterday. In completely unrelated news, Brad Wall had a press conference today about wanting to cut public sector salaries by 3.5% while sounding like someone who knew he’s stuck around for one election too long and was about to tarnish what was […]

How Louie CK Tells A Joke

I have so many “mini-interests” in my life and comedy is one things I’ve long loved (I remember going into the Luther College library in undergrad intending to do a paper that was due the next day, stumbling upon a book on the “philosophy of comedy” or some such thing and then ending up doing […]

The Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives Is Deeper Than You Think

It might not be as simple as people consciously choosing which philosophies they prefer to follow – whether we’re liberal or conservative¬† might be part of our deeper psychology.   According to the experts who study political leanings, liberals and conservatives do not just see things differently. They are different‚ÄĒin their personalities and even their […]

Seven Political Predictions for 2017-2020

Donald Trump will be impeached within a year. Andrew Scheer will win the PC Leadership. Jagmeet Singh will win the leadership of the Federal NDP Justin Trudeau will have a major corruption scandal. Rachel Notley will win re-election in Alberta Brad Wall will resign before the next Saskatchewan election. Michelle Obama will go back on […]

Hip30: George Stroumboulopoulos and CBC Radio 2 Celebrate The Tragically Hip

Thirty Canadian artists playing covers of thirty Tragically Hip songs to celebrate thirty years of the Hip¬†as part of a 4-hour radio special on the first day of the year¬†– not a bad way to start the New Year! I hope these songs get released for purchase – maybe to benefit one of the two¬†charities […]