Current Affairs Archive

  • This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, March 4, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book:     For her book, Plutocrats, business writer Chrystia Freeland explores the current growing disparity between the poor, the rich and the Super-Rich.  They seem to a class of people […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #4

    This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, March 4, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book:     For her book, Plutocrats, business writer Chrystia Freeland explores the current growing disparity between the poor, the rich and the Super-Rich.  They seem to a class of people […]

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  • On Friday, March 30, 2012, I was aaked to moderate an All-Candidates Forum on the issue of Arts Funding in Alberta. The event was organized by ArtsVote Calgary and held at the Central Branch of the Calgary Public Library.  Citizens of the province will go to the pools to elect […]

    ArtsVote Speech

    On Friday, March 30, 2012, I was aaked to moderate an All-Candidates Forum on the issue of Arts Funding in Alberta. The event was organized by ArtsVote Calgary and held at the Central Branch of the Calgary Public Library.  Citizens of the province will go to the pools to elect […]

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  • It is apparently with anticipation that Western society is awaiting the forthcoming issue of Playboy (NSFW) magazine featuring new nude photos of actor, Lindsay Lohan. You may have seen her naked form in a photo display for New York magazine from three years ago, but that was so 2008.  Playboy in a […]

    The End of Something… But What?

    It is apparently with anticipation that Western society is awaiting the forthcoming issue of Playboy (NSFW) magazine featuring new nude photos of actor, Lindsay Lohan. You may have seen her naked form in a photo display for New York magazine from three years ago, but that was so 2008.  Playboy in a […]

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  • Throughout the conference today, I’ll be posting and updating my notes from the floor about what speakers are saying about the future of publishing. 9:00am Brian O’Leary For publishing, the container has been the starting point. Now, the container should be an option. The web is creating a blend between […]

    SocioSocialYYC – December 7, 2011

    Throughout the conference today, I’ll be posting and updating my notes from the floor about what speakers are saying about the future of publishing. 9:00am Brian O’Leary For publishing, the container has been the starting point. Now, the container should be an option. The web is creating a blend between […]

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  • neiltyson Neil deGrasse Tyson Two American goals that took a decade, and more than $100 billion to achieve: 1) Walk on the Moon 2) Find Bin Laden TheThomason Sean Thomason Obama: “Anybody else wanna see my birth certificate?” Drops mic, walks away. MMFlint Michael Moore STUPID [Bush] pursues 2 reckless wars, let’s OBL […]

    Just a handful of comments from the night bin Laden announced dead.

    neiltyson Neil deGrasse Tyson Two American goals that took a decade, and more than $100 billion to achieve: 1) Walk on the Moon 2) Find Bin Laden TheThomason Sean Thomason Obama: “Anybody else wanna see my birth certificate?” Drops mic, walks away. MMFlint Michael Moore STUPID [Bush] pursues 2 reckless wars, let’s OBL […]

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  • Part of me is loath to write to this article, which is precisely why I should, I suppose. This article is about Rebecca Black, Justin Bieber and Charlie Sheen.  One of these things, just doesn’t belong here, as Bob from Sesame Street might have sung once. Let me deal with […]

    Art Irritates Life

    Part of me is loath to write to this article, which is precisely why I should, I suppose. This article is about Rebecca Black, Justin Bieber and Charlie Sheen.  One of these things, just doesn’t belong here, as Bob from Sesame Street might have sung once. Let me deal with […]

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  • I bought a small portable hard drive on Friday. It holds 250GB of information, files, or data. It’s about the size of a deck of cards, black in colour and doesn’t need an external power source. I’m going to fill it with some video files and attach it to a convertor […]

    Go Gadget Go

    I bought a small portable hard drive on Friday. It holds 250GB of information, files, or data. It’s about the size of a deck of cards, black in colour and doesn’t need an external power source. I’m going to fill it with some video files and attach it to a convertor […]

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  • According to Facebook, I have 193 friends, a fact that I, more than anyone, find astonishing.

    Falling flat on my Facebook

    According to Facebook, I have 193 friends, a fact that I, more than anyone, find astonishing.

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  • The middle-class lifestyle includes so much reliance on petro-chemical plastics and electricity that I wonder if we realize how profound it is. Conservation on a personal level is often proffered, but the option to own more and more types of entertainment gadgets, and the justification for having them, is growing. Even electric cars will need to be plugged in somewhere.

    Where were you when the lights went out

    The middle-class lifestyle includes so much reliance on petro-chemical plastics and electricity that I wonder if we realize how profound it is. Conservation on a personal level is often proffered, but the option to own more and more types of entertainment gadgets, and the justification for having them, is growing. Even electric cars will need to be plugged in somewhere.

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