Journaling is Cathartic

“You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book… or you take a trip… and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and mightContinue reading “Journaling is Cathartic”

The Curious Case of Tommy Robinson

A few weeks ago I was introduced to the divisive figure of Tommy Robinson by my nephew in England who had posted a Face Book page. The Face Book page concerned the appointment of a Muslim Sajid Javid as British Home Secretary. Along with this he posted a picture of Tommy Robinson with captions aboutContinue reading “The Curious Case of Tommy Robinson”

Ford Nation and Oligarchy

    OLIGARCHY: Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people. These people might be distinguished by nobility, wealth, family ties, education or corporate, religious or military control. Throughout history, oligarchies have often been tyrannical, relying on public obedience or oppression to exist.     I’mContinue reading “Ford Nation and Oligarchy”

Guelph PC Nomination and Trolls

DEMOCRACY The uncertainty of outcomes is inherent in democracy, which makes all forces struggle repeatedly for the realization of their interests, being the devolution of power from a group of people to a set of rules. According to political scientist Larry Diamond, democracy consists of four key elements: a political system for choosing and replacingContinue reading “Guelph PC Nomination and Trolls”

Helen & Di

Helen was thirteen years old when she heard the announcement on CBC news that Prince Charles and Princess Diane had officially separated.  Although she had heard rumours of them leading separate lives, the official announcement came as a shock to her. The remaining romanticised dreams of her childhood finally slipped away. Helen loved Princess Diane.Continue reading “Helen & Di”