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Brown man doesn’t smile in picture, is accused of barbaric cultural practices

He is being accused of what Canadian legislation now defines as Barbaric Cultural Practices because of what he looks like and people are uncomfortable with the clothes his wife chooses to wear.

Posted on 10 October 2015 and filed under big, Canada, main, nocomments

Not proven in court

There is a whole lot of middle ground between what is blatantly untrue and what has been proven in the eyes of the law.

Posted on 2 November 2014 and filed under journalism, links, main, nocomments

What it feels like for me to work at CBC right now

I wrote a blog post earlier, but I have some more things to say. I apologize if you are feeling over-saturated with this. For me, personally, this has been a strange time to work at CBC. * * * I was interviewed for my first job here by a panel of women. My first producer […]

Posted on 30 October 2014 and filed under articles, nocomments

Stunned. Shocked. Betrayed.

I keep wanting to write about how I feel betrayed. Betrayed as a listener and betrayed as a fellow broadcaster. I guess to an extent I’m doing that now.

Posted on 29 October 2014 and filed under nocomments

What I know about Jian Ghomeshi, Q, CBC and the hoped-for trips to Prince George (spoiler: not much)

This is like finding out your parents are getting a divorce and mom is suing dad for $50 million.

Posted on 26 October 2014 and filed under articles, CBC, main, nocomments

“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

“That’s It”: How to make a quick and dirty vocal mashup

A tutorial in how to make a hip-hop mashup with very few musical or technical skills at all.

Posted on 9 September 2014 and filed under articles, how to, nocomments

Before/After

Before After

Posted on 17 May 2014 and filed under house and home, nocomments

The Struggle (part one)

“Yesterday, I fixed that old steam radiator. Threaded a new valve into the side, removed the handle from the base, unscrewed the packing nut from the stem. This subpar toolbox only had one wrench, so I was lucky it was a three-quarters or I’d have been screwed. “By the time I was done, this 100-year-old piece […]

Posted on 1 May 2014 and filed under cities, misc, nocomments

Goodbye

Grief isn’t a zero-sum game.

Posted on 3 April 2014 and filed under articles, Best Of, main, nocomments, personal

You Should Listen To: End of the Dial

This can’t be the end of radio…. can it?

Posted on 21 February 2014 and filed under links, main, nocomments, outbound, radio

How cycling can save lives, motordom, and is it O.K. to kill cyclists?

Some other interesting thoughts on bike riding and car culture.

Posted on 21 February 2014 and filed under bikes, links, main, nocomments

Bring Q to PG

2015 is a big year for the City of Prince George. The city will be celebrating its 100th birthday, the Canada Winter Games arrives, and the University of Northern BC turns 25.

Posted on 20 February 2014 and filed under CBC, main, nocomments, outbound, Prince George

A coda

Not every tragic death gets a headline.

Posted on 2 February 2014 and filed under main, misc, nocomments

Doctor Who

500 words of my thoughts on the new Doctor Who, and the end of David Tennant’s run (I’m behind, I know).

Posted on 5 January 2014 and filed under links, nocomments, outbound, small

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Finally used up the summer squashSome good used book finds todayIn case you can't read it, someone has written in the snow the words "No we don't"Meadow ski, finallyWelp.Hey look it's Amy Blanding kicking off a sold-out night of @ColdsnapFest 2018! #CityOfPGWell someone has to eat all the Christmas and New Year's leftovers