Category: Politics

Not My President

Cover of Parable of the Sower

My President is Black. Still. Last year one of my goals was to visit DC for the first time. The plan was to spend a week there for my birthday so I’d see it before Obama left. But then I…

Something Fierce – Review

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Title: Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter Author: Carmen Aguirre Genre: Memoir Length: 277 pgs First line of the book: “As my mother bit into her Big Mac, her glasses caught the reflection of a purple neon light somewhere…

No-Nonsense Guide to Tourism – Review

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Title: The No-Nonsense Guide to Tourism Author: Pamela Nowicka Genre: Guide Length: 144 pages First line of the book: “Being a tourist is easy but tourism is complex.” Summary: [From back cover] Pamela Nowicka explores the third biggest industry in…

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Go Vote, Ontario

It’s all about the money…

With the US economy in a bigger mess than usual, everyone is coming out of the woodwork to give their two cents. An Op-ed in the New York Times by Warren Buffett  and letter sent out by Starbucks CEO, Howard…

On Revolutions

Some are calling the riots in England a revolution. I’m not convinced. In fact I think people throw the word revolution around much too casually. Burning cars and broken glass does not a revolution make. Yes, many (most?) revolutions are…