Musings

There’s no such thing as a ‘realist’

Here’s what someone is really saying to you when they say they’re a realist. What they’re saying is, your point of view is not grounded in reality. What you believe isn’t real. Meanwhile, their understanding of things is rooted in experience. They see how things really are. They understand the world. They get it. You, you poor, deluded fool, just don’t.

Second Line Parade’s First EP

Feel like helping to fund the first real recording of a great, soulful band? Sure you do. Second Line Parade features smoky, sassy singer and strummer Stefanie, and they’ve got a great sound. Worth a listen. Drop a few bucks their way! Independent artists need our help if they’re gonna make it.

Third Season Disappointments

Three shows I’ve come to enjoy in the past few years–Vikings, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black–are all in their third season this year. And so far, all three of them have proven to be disappointments. Here’s why.

Ann Cavoukian is right about everything she said, but didn’t say everything she should have.

In this National Post article, Ontario’s information and privacy commissioner Ann Cavoukian said lots of things I was glad to hear. Many of them echoed our press release of January 17, which was timed to coincide with Barack Obama’s speech to Americans about NSA surveillance of ordinary American citizens. Shouldn’t Canada’s prime minister have been …

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