Alberta, you magnificent douchebag
Albertans woke up to some disturbing news on Sunday morning: other Canadians don’t really like us. They think we’re, smug, condescending and intolerant. This is according to a poll conducted in 2008, and released in 2009 that went unpublished until very recently. From the Toronto Star: The article goes on to say that, yeah, actually, Albertans feel […]
Feeling ill… and not just because of the flu!
All my vague memories of staying home sick as a child involve watching the Price Is Right, being waited on hand and foot, and generally having a very good time of it. Now that I’m an adult, being home sick absolutely blows.
'Dave? I'd take a bullet for ya'
I’ve had politics on the brain lately, as we released episode 9 of the Unknown Studio this long weekend. On this episode, we discussed the state of politics, citizen engagement and the party system in Alberta and Canada with guests Dave Cournoyer and Duncan Wojtaszek (you can download the episode here or subscribe via iTunes).
The Great Pyramids of Edmonton
A few weeks ago, Rachel took me out for my birthday. We’d talked a lot about going to the recently re-opened Muttart Conservatory, located in the very picturesque neighbourhood of Cloverdale (and in fact one of my favourite neighbourhoods in all of Edmonton). Talk turned to action when she took me down to this gem […]
Wasting students' money one stamp at a time
I received an email from Geoff yesterday explaining the ongoing harassment he’s had to suffer since he graduated from our alma mater, the University of Alberta, in 2003. It begins: “So ever since graduating back in like 2003, I keep getting notices from the U of A that I owe a $5 library fine. I […]