Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

I've been taking out frustrations by making things. It's very theraputic

I swear if I have one more “friend” on Facebook or Twitter follower or casual acquaintance tell me to stop being so political I’m going to lose it. I was raised to speak up if I see wrong and to work towards fixing it. Silence is dangerous – today and always. As a historian, I’m… Continue reading Can’t Stop Won’t Stop

Word Wednesday – I detest that!

Last year, I wrote about the Canadian General Election and how it seemed to go on forever. What I didn’t mention at the time is that our elections seem to go by in the blink of an eye when compared with our neighbours to the south. 12 weeks of election run up isn’t even close… Continue reading Word Wednesday – I detest that!

Word Wednesday – New Beginnings

The new Prime Minister being sworn in. Photo from @JustinTrudeau on Twitter.

Canada got a new Prime Minister today. Just 16 days after Canadians voted decisively for real change, Justin Trudeau was sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister at Rideau Hall this morning. ¬†While not everyone is happy about this (but honestly no government will ever please everyone), I am excited for the change. I think… Continue reading Word Wednesday – New Beginnings

Word Wednesday – Election 42 Edition

Courtesy of Elections Canada

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or aren’t Canadian), you will have heard that a general election has been called for October 19th 2015. The election period is an unusually long 12 weeks (most are considerably shorter) and I’m already sick of the rhetoric. It’s like the old joke – how can you tell… Continue reading Word Wednesday – Election 42 Edition