Monthly Archives: April 2013

42.7%: Workin` for Da Man

What the average Canadian family pays from their income for federal, provincial, and municipal taxes per year. Apparently some middle and upper families pay over 50%. Now that’s servitude, baby. (info: Fraser Instittute, 2013)

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April 29

The return of winter to Edmonton calls for a prosier reprise of this title. Winter garden The sleepers lie so deep, their gardens go unplanted. Their summer song unsung forever, the spring-words half-remembered. The rose and the smell of running … Continue reading

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An Idea Garden

Cogito, ergo sum. (I think, therefore I am.)–Rene Descartes We all have our starting points, influences, and processes. My daily latter is: I am what I am, therefore I think. Consciousness has long been of interest and just about anything … Continue reading

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Behind

most successful male endeavors is a helpful, supportive, often sacrificing spouse.

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Each Day

We start with whatever routines–cleaning up, making beds, having breakfast, reading the news, etc. Aspects of regularity–illusions of temporary permanence. For the most part, though, there is always new or changing incoming information that we have to process–changes involving self, … Continue reading

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$18

–the average cost to purchase 1,000 fake Twitter followers.

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The Main Question of the 21st Century Citizen in Alberta

as in the thoughtless, insensitive, uncaring Kleinian/Redfordian times, was first posed by Robert Frost: The question that he frames in all but words Is what to make of a diminished thing. Each individual in this province has to pose that … Continue reading

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In the Knowing: The Importance of Information

(first published Oct 31, 2012) *I decided to republish this piece after watching the CNN coverage of the capture of the second Boston terrorist and the president’s speech about information-gathering. We are allĀ information creatures, as this piece pointed out. Every … Continue reading

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Dickinson

1159 Great Streets of silence led away To Neighborhoods of Pause– Here was no Notice–no Dissent No Universe–no Laws– By Clocks, ’twas Morning, and for Night The Bells at Distance called– But Epoch had no basis here For Period exhaled.

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Two More Dickinsons

. 1158 Best Witchcraft is Geometry To the magician’s mind– His ordinary acts are feats To thinking of mankind. 1233 Had I not seen the Sun I could have borne the shade But Light a newer Wilderness My Wilderness has … Continue reading

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