Category: Current Events

Dear New Brunswick Politicians

The last 48 hours have been crazy, right?   As we all spent yesterday and today learning about what the procedure actually is when there is no majority government and the current government has fewer seats than the opposition (there’s some lessons there I don’t remember from Grade 9 Social Studies) one theme kept recurring over and over: we’ll be…

World Ocean Day

On Earth Day when I outlined some of what I thought were practical for me ideas to reduce plastic waste, I ventured forth with great intentions. I was a little smug, full of my “look-how-good-I’m-doing-ness”. I was so sure I had this down.   I was wrong.   At first it went well: I carried my water bottle. I used…

Prayers for Everyone

I look at the news and I can’t understand. I refresh Twitter and I keep shaking my head. It doesn’t make sense. I can’t understand. How does this keep happening? How can there be that much hate? How do we stop it? What can we do? We can’t keep posting “Prayers for ______” and then walk away. It’s something. But…

A Tale of Two Critiques

Donald Trump has obviously become a very polarizing public figure. Every public comment or tweet is subject to disection and dirision. Deserved or not will depend on your politics, but last week I was struck by two critiques: both their similarities and how divergent they were.   The first was the photo of Kathy Griffin holding a bloody head that…

What Do You Mean by “Market”?

A week or so ago MacLean’s published an online article “Why Canada’s Seafood Market is so bad, and costs so much” Seafood doesn’t always get a lot of national media attention so I was anxious to see that perspective. I was surprised to discover that the “market” referred to was a literal market and not the global market (demand) for…

Of Politics and Religion

I was feeling pensive, quiet, and sad when I went to church this morning. Maybe it was the past week: the opening of lobster season (which always makes me emotional). Or solemness of Remembrance Day. Or finally being able to take a breath after the last few months. I think it was a bit of all of those things against…