Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell. Pub 2008 I read this book with a friend at work; he chose it as something we could each read and then talk about. I should have been wary - the last time I did this, the book was The Tipping Point, also by Malcolm Gladwell. That book was remarkable in … Continue reading Book report #6 (2020)
"This app is designed to inform you of your risk of being killed by an abusive partner or ex-partner." Up front disclaimer: I do not in any way support or condone violence against any person. People who are in a dangerous, violent or abusive situation should seek or be provided help wherever possible. I'm dismayed … Continue reading Dangerous Relationship? There’s an app for that
I really had hoped that things might have moved beyond the girls-against-boys approach, but then I had underestimated Christy Clark's depths. If she thinks this is going to help me connect with the BC Liberals, think again. It sends me running in the opposite direction, desperately seeking government representation that focuses on ideas and plans, … Continue reading I thought we’d come a long way, baby, and then this…
When participating in an online poll about this that asked, "Should a student be suspended for wearing a 'Jesus' t-shirt?", I read the entire story above and then voted yes. I wasn't expecting to, but then I thought about how the story might have been perceived differently with just some minor wording changes. The advocates … Continue reading When is a t-shirt not just a t-shirt?
I confess I'd never heard of Olympia Snowe until she resigned, and know nothing of her track record, her platform or her life. However, I can completely understand her desire to take the opportunity to throw in the towel - or at least to lay it down - in politics. It is her feeling of … Continue reading Plenty to fight about
I understand the point of some of this discussion - that the Komen Foundation's decisions are more influenced by politics than perhaps they should be, considering that their aim is to address a women’s health issue. However, two points trouble me in this article. 1 - defining pregnancy as a disease and 2 - the … Continue reading The Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle
Modern Feminists understand that "female equality" does not equal "female domination". To me, the breakthroughs and benefits of feminism have been the freedoms to choose. The fact that choices come with consequences is a reality. Happiness and self-fulfillment should be the goal for everyone - and to hear that someone else might want to decide … Continue reading Modern Feminism
Every now and then I get mad enough at the BC Liberals that I contemplate voting NDP the next time around. And then I see something like this. Here is a political party that is more interested in meeting politically correct quotas than allowing the best and the brightest to represent them. While I get … Continue reading Political Correctness Run Amok