Tag Archives: being-the-change

Feminism

  My generation, spoiled by the advances of those who went before us, lost our grip on feminism’s banner. I’m grateful to this site for making it evident that the struggle is still going on, the activism is still needed, and that it can be done with a sense of humour that the stereotypical “angry […]

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Neil Macdonald: Obamas whistleblower conundrum – World – CBC News

Neil Macdonald does his usual crack reporting, this week commenting on the NSA scandal. The fact is, American law encourages whistleblowers and, often, they go down in history as courageous people of principle who made their country better. Their nation values them, but not their government. via Neil Macdonald: Obamas whistleblower conundrum – World – […]

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The Lives They Lived: Maurice Sendak

I can’t embed this lovely video, but it’s worth a trip through the paywall (or the 10 free articles per month wall) at the New York Times to see it.  Christoph Niemann brings his usual sensitivity to an already-sensitive subject: Maurice Sendak’s emotional interview on Fresh Air. Go. Now. And bring a hankie. The Lives […]

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Rainbow across my electorate

I want to move to this guy’s district, just so I can say I have the coolest MP in the world. Maurice Williamson: Rainbow across my electorate – YouTube.

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I do not fear death – Roger Ebert

A beautiful quote from Roger Ebert’s autobiography.  Words to live – and die – by. “Kindness” covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a […]

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Selfstarter

Like a Salon des Réfusés for Kickstarter, Selfstarter has provided the web tools needed to run your own crowdfunding campaign.  Useful for those of us in Canada who still have no Kickstarter access. Selfstarter.

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We The Tiny House People

A documentary on tiny house living – something I would like to try someday. We The Tiny House People (Documentary): Small Homes, Tiny Flats & Wee Shelters – YouTube.

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Prisoners Rehabilitate Death Row Cats

Small programs like this can have big impacts on the people (and animals, in this case) involved.  Sadly this is the kind of thing any cost-cutting, tough-on-crime government would be quick to cut in funding. “When you’re doing prison time, you get set in certain ways and forget what it’s like to have everyday interactions […]

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Blog Tending as the New Zen Garden

This is an interesting article about Ta-Nehisi Coates’ approach to blogging.  I’m only an occasional visitor to his blog, but I’m always amazed at how deep and learned the conversation is.  A little bit of guidance from the blogtender goes a long way to weeding out the obnoxious pests that infest thought-gardens Internet-wide. At the […]

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Green Makes Blue

Rob Harmon’s TED Talk discusses a novel solution to antiquated resource management issues. Plus, beer! Rob Harmon: How the market can keep streams flowing | Video on TED.com.

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