Inside the Birdcage – Fashion Blogging

Today I went into town.  I’m afraid that over the years I’ve become somewhat….  both a bit of a peacock and feral.  Its hard to explain.  And I love to shop.  My town is a little farming community with murals all over the downtown core and boutiques everywhere. I recently made the acquaintance of a […]

What’s a Food Desert?

Once upon a time I lived near 111 Avenue in Edmonton in a surprisingly quiet and isolated neighbourhood. The closest thing to a grocery store there was over ten blocks away through a scary neighbourhood by foot, or else required taking a complicated bus route.  Otherwise all the food stores were essentially convenience or dollar […]

Waging Peace

Wage.  What an interesting word that is.  It can mean the measure of a thing after rending, for example.  “Render unto Cesear what is Cesear’s” was how Jesus put it; the idea that man has to submit to both the laws of man and his own conscience according to customs and free will. Wages can […]

Buckle Up

I really and honestly believe we as a nation need to have a discussion about dialogue and communications, particularly with the passing of Bill C-51. I have a lot of questions about that bill, particularly since it was written and passed apparently in conflict with the international http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/bill-c-51-not-in-keeping-with-canadas-international-obligations-un/article25642360/ policies regarding privacy and the right to […]

Sticky Solutions to Sticky Problems

The medium is the message. As long as mass hysteria fuelled by religious orthodoxy of any kind exists, there is going to be ignorance and confusion.  Unfortunately, within the rank and file of Islam, the majority of adherents really have no idea what it is that they believe.  Same with extremist fundamentalist Christians of course. […]