Climate change is like that - we can’t see the body bags piling up right in front of us in most cases, but people are dying nonetheless. When it comes to climate action, don’t be like those anti-maskers promenading perversely on Stephen Avenue in a state of denial. Take action on climate change in any way you can and help save lives.
“Right now we have two crackhead drivers in Rocky View (Calgary and the MD): both hopped up on growth and both fighting to take control of the bus. For now, we're just along for the terrifying ride.” (Al Sacuta) I tracked down this gem in one of my first email exchanges with Al Sacuta and … Continue reading Remembering Al Sacuta – crusader, satirist and hero
UPDATED NOVEMBER 11, 2012: I'm a little late adding NDP candidate Dan Meades to this poll! I don't know about you, but I am pretty tired of candidates who don't listen to their constituents or respond to their requests for information. It seems that politicians want to get elected by telling you as little as … Continue reading POLL of Calgary-Centre websites: Give feedback to candidates on their websites
Early indications were that the council vote today in Okotoks was not going to go well. Councillors Laurie Hodson and Stephen Clark were strong in their commitment to Okotoks' sustainability model--a globally recognized, award-winning approach to community development based on the concept of "living within your means." But both were worried and as we know … Continue reading The bizarre end of an era for Okotoks sustainability
Protest is an essential part of any democracy. Rioting and destruction of property isn't. What are the dynamics of a demonstration and what can we learn from it? At a recent protest against election fraud held here in Calgary represented an opportunity to learn a few things about how to maintain civil discourse. Balancing act … Continue reading Dissent not destruction: Give reason a chance
Recently, I was a little surprised to learn that my 19-year-old daughter uses the F-bomb. A lot. It was one of those late night parenting situations where a taxi in Calgary seemed extremely elusive (45-60 minutes wait?) and my daughter and her friends had been out at a concert and were in dire need of … Continue reading The language of protest