Monday, April 20, 2009

The 2% solution

My goal for this year is to donate 2% of my salary to charity. I say this, not because I'm seeking acclaim or anything, but merely to challenge myself. If it's written down publicly, it'll be harder for me to avoid doing (at least that's my theory).

Give while you got it and karma will reward you when you don't.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

War crimes or misdemeanors

Opinion from the BBC today - should we still be hunting down the last nazi war criminals?
To me, it seems kind of hypocritical that we would be spending so much time and energy hunting down criminals from 65 years ago and no time and energy prosecuting criminals from today ( w bush).
Hmmmm - waged an illegal aggressive war...check.
treatment of prisoners outside of the geneva conventions...check.
created a base of support among the top industrialists in his country...check.

Now if George W ends up 'retiring' down in south america that'll just be a coincidence.

Back from vacation

Not sure why I needed all that time off, but it seemed like the thing to do at the time.
Perhaps I didn't need the outlet. Perhaps I had nothing to say.
Most likely - I was just plain lazy.
First step, back to some semi-regular posting.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Another shout out for music

I always know when I'm listening to a great song when it gives me goosebumps.
Kathleen Edwards - you rock!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Subliminal Messages

I had a dream last night that I was fighting the Taliban. I was in some kind of small town and no one seemed to know that the Taliban were about to burst out of the cellars of this one building (I'm not too sure how I knew this, but...). I went to the police station to warn everyone (unsuccessfully, of course) and then all this crazy fighting broke out as the bad guys emerged. When I woke up, the radio was on a news report about Afghanistan.
I drifted back to sleep, and suddenly I was dreaming about trying to explain Alberta politics (or lack thereof) to Stephane Dion. When I woke up that time, the radio was playing something about Dion being in the midst of a western Canadian tour.
Now what intrigues me is the thought of being able to plant some subliminal suggestions into certain people. The only question is how do I sneak into their room and disguise myself as a radio?

Friday, July 4, 2008


Do you ever find yourself driving somewhere and end up someplace else?
Like this morning - I decide I'm going to stop by my favorite coffee place on the way in to work which requires a slightly different route. But then my mind starts its usual strange pattern of random thoughts. When I come to, I see that I've just followed my regular route in with the coffee place no where in sight.
Subconscious driving. I guess the lesson is not to drive near me in the mornings. At least until I get my coffee.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hello world?

Some days, do you feel like the universe is ignoring you?
Pretty rude, if you ask me. Sure, I haven't written in a while, but still - it's not like it was on purpose. I was just really busy.
So 'yo - universe - still here - show a brother some love'.