Is there really anything left to say about right-wing ‘entertainer’ Anne Coulter and the…
March 26th, 2010

Is there really anything left to say about right-wing ‘entertainer’ Anne Coulter and the fiasco generated by her scheduled appearance at the University of Ottawa? When the media got wind of the letter the UoO provost had written Coulter, warning her to mind her manners and keep her remarks free of inflammatory language, she and the media were all over it like Sarah Palin at a tea party. Open lines and newspaper columns, chat rooms, and blogs immediately filled up with the sound of indignation and rage: the consensus is that right or wrong, or, more to the point, no matter how right-wing she is, Coulter should have been allowed to do her bit without threats or warnings from university officials. (more…)

I took the Millennial Quiz and got a B. At least that’s what I am telling myself…
March 19th, 2010

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I took the Millennial Quiz and got a B. At least that’s what I am telling myself. Check it out and see what category you fall under: Millennial (born after 1980); Gen Xer (ages 30 to 45); Baby Boomer (ages 46 to 64); or Silent (ages 65 and older). Odds are if you are reading this blog you are not a member of the Silent generation. You are instead polishing your WWII medals and muttering that the world has gone to hell in a handbasket. (more…)

What’s a finity and how do I get me some of that? Sorry, I was thinking out loud. I mean affinity…
March 12th, 2010

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What’s a finity and how do I get me some of that? Sorry, I was thinking out loud. I mean affinity. Today’s question is, how do we create affinity to an institution?  (more…)

A freeze by any other name would not be a freeze. That’s of course why the media…
March 4th, 2010

A freeze by any other name would not be a freeze. That’s of course why the media love to use the word: it signals exactly what freezes are, an act that seizes everything up. A freeze conjures that unloving icy feeling immediately. Unlike roses, which in the poem is always red and by any other name would smell as sweet, a freeze by any other name would just not be a freeze. (more…)