Coping

The second semester of my journalism program has just started, and one of the classes that stuck with me was the ethics class I am required to take. Now, it wasn’t because of the discussion we had, nor on the situation’s journalists might find themselves in; it was because of the coping mechanisms that some … Read more

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Persevere

I am tired these days. So much trouble in our world, in our society, and in our houses. I see plenty of good things though, and so I must hold gratitude when I notice the trouble and disgusting portrait that appears before me when some individuals speak with a noise that only a child would … Read more

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Wandering Flames

I remember when the Calgary Flames made the playoffs back in 2004, which was the first time they did in nearly a decade. They were up against the Vancouver Canucks, a formidable team that was placed third in the Western Conference of the NHL. And man, the Flames pulled one out of their asses to … Read more

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Push-ups before you realize…

I was hanging with some old friends of mine and having a local area network (LAN) party; we played Starcraft in teams, or playing against the CPU since my one friend hadn’t played in 20 years or so. To sum up, we had a blast. It was like a return to the old days when … Read more

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What will happen now?

I am glad the US election is over. Sure, there is still the legal battle the Trump administration wants to fight, and the fact the press predictions don’t make it official, but I am glad it is over. The legal battle is in regards to Trump’s claims of voter fraud, but I think they will … Read more

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You have to do it everyday, that’s the hard part

“Work begins when the fear of doing nothing at all finally trumps the terror of doing it badly.” Alain de Botton What is the most honest way to communicate with people? What does it mean to be honest? How come it is ok to dust people off, and never say anything again? Or to block … Read more

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The Weight is Heavier This Year

Aging is interesting, and the time that passed me by this year has also been interesting. Granted, we as a collective have gone through so much pain, sorrow, and perhaps joy at new developments. But I think it is safe to say that it has been a pretty shit year for us all. I certainly … Read more

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Check Yo Self

The past month has had me on some highs and lows. Reunions with friends = a high for sure. Berated with all manner of negativity on social media = a constant low. And by negativity, I mean the anger people have expressed with regards to COVID, BLM, Alberta separatism, the federal government being poopy (yes, … Read more

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“You Are My Enemy.”

Is anger righteous? Is it ok to shout with rage at an injustice? Is it morally correct to cancel or shame someone to changing their mind when it comes from anger? When there is an enemy in our midst, sure, it might seem natural to get angry and to show that to our perpetrator. And … Read more

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Everyone is right, and Everyone is wrong – An essay on “Lullaby” by Chuck Palahniuk

I didn’t know what to expect when I picked up Lullaby. With so many events going on right now, and the polarizing environment of social media, I needed a break from all that. I wanted something relaxed, chill, maybe romantic. Well, this book is certainly romantic, but probably not the most relaxing. And despite my … Read more

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