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Archive for June, 2003

Achtung, baby

Sunday, June 29th, 2003

Despite the silence that my query of yesterday elicited, which could mean that hate mail hasn’t plagued the bloggers who read this, or they don’t want to say, or no one is reading this blog, here is the tale that prompted my question. If you’re not a Nazi, please comment. If you are a Nazi, […]


Saturday, June 28th, 2003

I was wondering if any bloggers reading this have ever had anonymous and threatening hate mail delivered to their house because of something they posted, and if so, how, aside from notifying the police, they dealt with it.

Been there, done that

Wednesday, June 25th, 2003

If you’re an urban planner for gypsies or something like that, consider this article in the Vancouver Sun today: Planners who figure out the best way to blend housing, workplaces, shopping and transportation keep blowing it because they don’t understand the frantic lives of modern families, a British study says. The big problem: People won’t […]

The pockets of others: eco rant

Wednesday, June 25th, 2003

I’ve written before (May 3, 7, & 8, eg.) about Betty Krawczyk, the Women in the Woods, and their attempts to engage the law in such a fashion as to have criminal contempt charges brought against Krawczyk. Her goal is to challenge the government’s forestry policies in the BC courts. Krawczyk and Jen Bradley, grandmothers […]

Common wealth

Monday, June 23rd, 2003

Is anyone else thinking about how the royals really are different from you and me? We’ve heard about self-styled comedy terrorist Aaron Barschak, who breached security at Windsor Castle to gate-crash Prince William’s 21st birthday party last Saturday. But did everyone read to the final paragraphs and learn that the royals were having an “Africa-themed […]

Count down

Monday, June 23rd, 2003

The BBC reports on a recent study predicting that men might soon outlive women. For illustration, BBC used a photo of Joanna Lumley as the AbFab character Patsy Stone. Patsy chainsmokes and drinks “Stoly” straight from the bottle; in this photo she is atop a Manhattan skyscraper, about to be rescued via helicopter by her […]

The Reading Order of the Phoenix

Sunday, June 22nd, 2003

There is a clear reading order at our house for the new Order of the Phoenix. We picked up our pre-ordered copy yesterday around midday at Munro’s Bookstore, whose entire staff was in costume. (Owner Jim Munro appropriately appeared as Dumbledore. Would his marriage to Alice Munro have ended had the wizarding side of his […]

Gay Marriage, con’td.:

Friday, June 20th, 2003

The radio commentary on the legalization of gay marriage here in Canada has me going crazy. There’s Pat O’Brien, a Liberal Party Member of Parliament, who yesterday told CBC Radio in most authoritative terms that marriage’s primary role is in ensuring procreation. People have gotten married for always, it seems, because of the need/ desire/ […]

Read this

Thursday, June 19th, 2003

I did what Betsy Devine suggested, and I think you should, too: read this piece by Halley Suitt. She is right on.

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