Back at school: Looking back and being vulnerable.

In an optional ethics class with a handful of other students, our professor, at one point, asked us all how challenging the classes have been for us compared to life before COVID-19. I replied by saying “ten times easier,” or something along those lines. And that’s not to say the classes have been easy, but … 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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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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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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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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A Working Family

These are pressing times indeed. Whether you are hoarding the many rolls of toilet paper from fear of shitting yourself, or living in absolute denial of this thing, “begrudgingly” staying home or closing shop with work. We are all affected by this pandemic, and for most us, we will be unable to make an income … Read more

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