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Comment Section: A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villany

There is an article in the National Post today about a woman trying to have her Canadian citizenship application fast-tracked.

Bushra Halepota—a permanent resident of Canada—is using a obscure provision in Canadian law that allows citizenship applications to be fast-tracked if said person “provides services of an exceptional value to Canada.”1

I don’t have an opinion on this as I don’t have enough information to decide, but it does expose some blatant—and not so blatant—racism. And, I’m not talking about the article. Continue Reading

Swirling

swirling
gaze transfixed
eyebrow cocked,
ready to fire

sand bottleneck
grinning mackerel
on the tarmac
swirling

A Response to Laura McGann About George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush, 41, Bush 41

Recently, Laura McGann wrote an article on Vox.com about the recently deceased George H. W. Bush and how an assessment of his legacy needs to include the allegations that he groped eight woman over his career.

Honestly, my first reaction was to immediately jump to the defense of 41. And as I writing an email to McGann, I was ready to let loose with reasons why she was wrong.

But, you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men. Continue Reading.

Hardy Hibiscus

hardy hibiscus
bounteous vegetation
deter prying eyes 

5 Pearls of Wisdom that Are Actually Myths

As I get closer to my 40th birthday, I’ve been thinking about some pearls of wisdom I’ve received over the years.

Or as I like to call them, myths.

Myth #1 – Perception is Reality

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