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Eleven years ago, two major things were going on in my life: the first is that I was turning nineteen. The second is I had met a girl.

Posted on 17 January 2015 and filed under articles, big, main, personal

Freedom from speech

I believe in freedom of speech but I also believe in a world where people can go wherever they choose without being subjected to harassing, hateful language.

Posted on 10 January 2015 and filed under articles, big, main, media, misc

Almost Mainstream: The Best of 2014 Mixtape

A premium, 45-minute-a-side cassette mixtape of some of my favourite tracks of 2014.

Posted on 2 January 2015 and filed under articles, big, comments, main, music

Time

2014 was the year I learned about the importance of time.

Posted on 24 December 2014 and filed under articles, big, main, personal

ICYMI

Just as “Fear Of Missing Out” describes the anxiety people have that they’ll miss someone else’s awesome thing, “In Case You Missed It” comes from the fear that other people will miss our awesome thing.

Posted on 19 December 2014 and filed under articles, big, comments, media, misc

Gawker, journalism, and the “slaves to the Facebook algorithm”

As tempting as it is to mock Gawker, Buzzfeed, et al I think it’s wiser to pay attention to how they fare at carving out a new model for journalism in the digital age.

Posted on 10 December 2014 and filed under articles, big, journalism, main

Not confronting discrimination is a heck of a lot easier when you’re not on the receiving end of it

In a post called “The Racists We Love,” Jay Kirell documents the help he’s had in his life – a family member who got him a job, a manager who gave him a raise, fellow army members who saved his life – from people who hold and communicate racist views: “At no point in time did I […]

Posted on 28 November 2014 and filed under articles, big, comments, main, misc

About peak beard…

Stop judging my facial hair…

Posted on 19 November 2014 and filed under big, comments, main, misc

Congratulations, Losers

I know many of you have already made your statements, gracious and congratulatory, but I can’t imagine it doesn’t hurt. You don’t show it, but you’re wondering what went wrong. Where you might have done better.

Posted on 16 November 2014 and filed under articles, big, main, politics

Hall vs Zurowski: A Matter of Style?

The differences – or lack of them – between the mayoral candidates.

Posted on 14 November 2014 and filed under articles, big, main, Prince George

Feminist

I’ve had a draft blog post sitting around for a long time about feminism. It’s not really well written, more just a bunch of disparate thoughts. It starts with how I’ve always believed men and women to be equal in the sense that there is nothing men can do that women can’t and that women […]

Posted on 1 November 2014 and filed under articles, big, comments, main, personal

“There’s going to be more of this type of thing”: questions and lessons after Legebokoff

I’m not a fan of covering crime for its own sake.  I understand people are interested in the details, but there’s a lot of crime and it would be easy to fill our days with gory details of shootings and murders from around the world. Not much public value in that. At the same time, there […]

Posted on 17 September 2014 and filed under articles, big, British Columbia, Canada, Indigenous, nocomments

Stop posting, start blogging

Your writing is valuable and interesting. Stop throwing it away.

Posted on 30 August 2014 and filed under articles, big, main, social media

Kurjata

Family, legacy, socks.

Posted on 25 July 2014 and filed under articles, big, personal

on community

Amazon is fast and cheap but it doesn’t open on Friday night to help launch a self-published magazine with poetry readings and tea.

Posted on 22 March 2014 and filed under articles, Best Of, big, cities, comments, main, Prince George

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