Category: Non-Fiction

Simply Loved This

The 10 Most Harmful Novels for Aspiring Writers A short, interesting article from contributing editor Crawford Kilian of The Tyee that made me readjust my sights on literature a bit.  Sure we read it, talk about it, but at some point we will be intimidated by it.  Something to remember for all of us teachers …

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Proroguing Article

The cynic in me has long prevented me from getting too emotional regarding anything much associated with politics.  That is not to say that I suffer from political apathy, I just funnel my energies into the smaller, more local advocacy and am trying to change the world with more subtle means than by loud, resounding …

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Sixpence House (spoiler warning)

It has taken me a while to post on Paul Collins’ Sixpence House because I desperately want to avoid using the word ‘quaint’ as a descriptive word.  Paul and his wife, Jenny, bring their baby boy, Morgan from San Francisco to Hay-on-Wye, England on a romantic idea that they can make a go of it …

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‘Nother Apology

My apologies (heh) to all of my loyal followers for the space of time since my last post.  Some personal and professional issues kept me away. In that time I came across the CBC’s write up of Gerald Keddy’s apology.  It seemed very relevant timing regarding article we looked at from The Walrus.  Not that …

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All Apologies

I found this article in one of my favourite reflections of Canadiana, The Walrus.  I think it is a great read and would certainly make for some interesting discussion surrounding policies and results of our government’s practice of apologizing to groups that have been wronged in our country’s history. “A Sorry State” by Mitch Miyagawa …

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