I recently read the article To Stay Sane in an Age of Broken Politics, Admit What You Don’t Know (link) in Quillette. I liked the comments more than the article but it had an interesting categorization of political parties:
I blame my Grade Eleven English teacher; we never saw eye to eye on the subject. I liked the prose section well enough but the poetry section baffled me, largely because her position was that the best prose was clear and understandable but the best poetry was opaque and confusing (I may be paraphrasing . . . 🙂 ). Despite repeated questioning on my part, she never explained the inconsistency. Continue reading I’m not a fan of poetry 😦
One of the gifts that I received for Christmas was an envelope labelled White Widow Feminized. Five seeds of primo Canadian government-approved Cannabis! (I can’t help but think that there’s an oxymoron in there somewhere! 🙂 ). A great gift (Thanks Wendy!) but one that is potentially fraught with peril! Continue reading Cannabis in Canada
The federal Liberals or the federal Conservatives?
Spoiler: Jean Chretien! Continue reading Who Would You Trust with your Tax Dollars?
. . . between my backyard and the Ottawa International Airport official weather station.
For years I have used Environment Canada’s website (link) to check my local temperature using the station at the airport as a proxy and almost every time I did, I wondered if I should bother. How relevant could it be? After all, it’s more than 10 kilometers away with half of Ottawa between us. Continue reading Temperature Differences . . .
I dislike the short-term focus of the Main Stream Media. They seldom revisit a story once it has faded from the headlines. For example whatever happened to Lindsay Shepherd, the grad student at Wilfred Laurier University who was chastised by her supervisor for showing a publicly available video of Jordan Peterson (link)? Continue reading Update #1
. . . and not enough science?
I grew up reading the science fiction of Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C. Clarke, and absorbed the subtext of most of their work: science is the noblest profession, it has saved mankind in the past, and it will do so in the future. In light of that belief, a couple of recent scientific controversies have surprised me: Continue reading Too many scientists . . .