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 – A review of 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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What is a man?

“What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets? But enough talk, have at you!” -Dracula, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Ah yes, the famous intro sequence to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, a videogame I have fond memories of. The question Dracula poses to the unsuspecting Richter Belmont during their confrontation, it is … Read more

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Judging Judging Amy

What is family? Well we all know it as a mother, a father, and their children. Then there is the extended family, like Aunts and Uncles, Grandparents, and some cousins too. But the close family, parents and children, that is what we know as the family. Family is defined (at least on the Statista website) … Read more

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1984, QAnon, and the “Goldstein” Effect.

1984 is a book that was published in 1949 by George Orwell. It was written during a time of great strife, and is inspired by the totalitarian regimes that were Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. 1984 is considered a masterpiece and a classic of English literature. The book has been read by millions of … Read more

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Racist: The New Hate Word

When I was in Junior High School, I was a complete push over. I got bullied a fair amount, and I was called all manner of names, from racial slurs, accusations of being gay (because it was so ‘wrong’ to be gay), to my looks and physical features being laughed at and called out. Even … Read more

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Racing to the Finish

On a nice summer day, me and a friend of mine were sitting at a patio, having a drink and sharing in each other’s company. It was getting cold, so we hopped inside to continue to talk. We shared many stories, some traumatic, and some fun and enlightening. I decided that would share a feeling … Read more

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Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, and…Jim Carrey?

My late Uncle Paul introduced me and my siblings to Star Wars many years ago. I still remember that day me and my sister went with him and his friend to watch The Phantom Menace like it was yesterday. And from watching those movies, I have come to enjoy all manner of science fiction, fantasy, … Read more

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Differing Perspectives

Is there an attack on empirical evidence? Is there something more to the belief that people are out to get you? Is the government sacrificing people to their God Baal during the month of April, only to disguise the sacrifices as tragedies? Did Carole Baskin kill her husband? Conspiracy theories have been around since the … Read more

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