Category: Analytic Ranting

Post #3024: More apocalypse, less angst.

I am reading a book at the moment called Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene by Roy Scranton– and although it is a hard read (emotionally hard, not hard to get through) – I would suggest that it’s required reading for our times. It’s essay length,…

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Post #1970: The violence I have suffered.

I cannot count the number of quasi-violent encounters in my life (they are numerous but require too much explanation) and so the below list is not as long as it could be, but if I reflect on just the very overt cases of violence…

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Complaining about the weather

I make a real effort not to indulge in Vancouver’s favourite pasttime of complaining about the weather. Even when it rains all June. Even when a good attitude towards the wet is seen as “pollyanna-ish” (thanks nasty co-worker!) Not only is it futile, weather…

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Vancouver’s illegal internships

BC may have recently seen a rise in minimum wage, but from the “summer student” postings appearing in my employment feed it appears there are many Vancouver businesses who expect young people to work for little or no money at all. Particularly prevelant in…

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A penny for your…. prediction

A passing prediction on the demise of the penny announced in yesterday’s budget (and yes, I have done my share of handwringing over that budget already): Though I care little about the Canadian penny’s death, I think it should be recognized as the hidden…

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