A few days ago, I read that the Berlin Wall has been gone for as long as it existed (28 years, two months and 27 days). In a similar vein, give or take a few years, I spent half of my life living in a world where the possibility of an atomic holocaust was a … Continue reading Nuclear War, Trump, and My Mental Health
Last night I went to hear guitarist Aram Bajakian playing as part of the “Lights Out Wednesdays” series at the China Cloud gallery/performance space on Main Street. I was unfamiliar with Bajakian’s work, but I really should have known about him: he’s played with a diverse collection of popular, jazz, and experimental artists, ranging from … Continue reading Music Review: Aram Bajakian at the China Cloud.
On 19 September 2017 CBC’s Ideas ran an episode titled “Decolonization, the Next 150 on Indigenous Lands.” This year is Canada’s 150th anniversary as an independent nation, and, in some circles, this milestone is being marked with increasingly critical evaluations of the country’s historical and contemporary practices of exploiting and oppressing Indigenous peoples. The episode … Continue reading Podcast Review: CBC Ideas, “Decolonization, the Next 150 on Indigenous Lands”