I don’t want to vote. Like, I really don’t want to vote. This is something that’s been eating at me for years now. There are many reasons for my, let’s put this politely, disinterest in voting, but the most pervasive is the reality that for the past twenty-one years of my adult life, my vote […]
The Best Laid Plans by Terry Fallis – Review
Sometimes I discover a new author at the perfect time. On this particular occasion, it was finding Terry Fallis during the federal election here in Canada this past autumn via his debut novel The Best Laid Plans. The entire time I was reading this wonderfully farcical book I could not help fantasizing which of Stephen […]
When Your Vote Doesn’t Matter
I woke up this morning with a bright red pimple above my left eye. Fate, always eager to mess with me, has apparently decided to brand me with a scarlet letter of sorts, outing my voting choice in yesterday’s federal election. I’d consider it a relatively minor prank except that I reside in the blue […]
Who Should I Vote For?
Have you noticed that you’ve been feeling a little off lately? Perhaps your pulse is more erratic than usual? Are you getting headaches more frequently and do they linger? What about the uncomfortable nausea that cascades through your body almost daily now, not to mention those unpleasant loose stools? Are your social media feeds more […]
HA! Good One, Alberta!
I recently did something I’ve never done before. I’m fairly certain I will never do it again. It’s now been two days since Albertans did the electoral version of streaking at a Grey Cup game; I suspect you’ve heard about it. The B-train oil tanker truck that is Alberta politics, which reliably drifted to the […]