Archive for March, 2020

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

March 6, 2020 at 11:59 am

Ad nauseum Thanks to Tim Bousquet at the Halifax Examiner for pointing me to this article by David Roth (the one who used to write for Deadspin, not the one who sang “Jump”). It’s called “The infinite scroll” and it is an elegant though depressing exploration of the modern onlineRead More

Top: Protesters call for public consultation on location of new Sydney Fire Station (2 March 2020). Bottom: Proposed site of new station. (IAFF report)

Station Location Consultation?

March 4, 2020 at 2:36 pm

Exhibit A: “The fire department (both administration and frontline personnel), and the community should all have input and come to an agreement on where to place any new fire stations within the jurisdiction.” — IAFF report on location of new Sydney Central Fire Station.   Exhibit B: “For this particular…Read...

Foreign Policy Generation

Generation ‘Why War?’

March 4, 2020 at 2:34 pm

 “…the car, still loaded with people, made a wide U-turn and stopped; it was the end of the line.”– Paul Bowles, last words of The Sheltering Sky It was my Grandfather’s favorite story, and he swore it was true: a man horribly lost in a maze of back roads, unableRead More

L-R: Vijai Karthigesu (Swarmio), Sydney-Victoria MP Jaime Battiste, Tanya Seajay (Orenda)

How Long Does Tech Take To ‘Emerge?’

March 4, 2020 at 2:32 pm

Editor’s Note: This space was supposed to be occupied by a “deep dive” into the Ekistics (sorry, Fathom Studio) report into the relocation of the NSCC Marconi Campus to downtown Sydney, but after a week of (politely) hassling the spokesperson for the Department of Education and Higher Learning for aRead More

Jean Vanier’s Feet of Clay

Jean Vanier’s Feet of Clay

March 4, 2020 at 2:30 pm

The news that Jean Vanier, who died in May 2019, sexually abused six women surely devastated his followers and admirers around the world, including, one assumes, the L’Arche community in Iron Mines, Cape Breton. (I made an effort to contact them but heard nothing back after leaving a message.) TheRead More