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Dead Wild Roses: The Bathroom Conundrum in Public School

“I don’t want to see penis when I go to the washroom; he just stands there with the stall open and it makes me uncomfortable.“. That was the quotable bit from a conversation I had with a female student I happened to be teaching at an elementary school this week. We were walking in […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Bathroom Conundrum in Public School

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Writing & Reflection Post – Adolescence and Socialization

Greetings fair readership, it is time for a new foray here at DWR. A recent comment by JZ and gentle prod by RoughSeas are the inspirations for this post. The idea that JZ had was that a comparative essay looking at the differences and similarities between adolescent experiences would be an interesting read. I […] . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Writing & Reflection Post – Adolescence and Socialization

Dead Wild Roses: Snow Seasonal Things Considered: Clean Sidewalks

I know what you’re thinking. “Fascinating subject Arb, do tell us more!”

Okay, perhaps not as gripping the other newsy bits we we have around here but none the less a subject that shouldn’t be casually swept aside. Living in Alberta means that for three to five months of the year, snow will be on . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Snow Seasonal Things Considered: Clean Sidewalks

Dead Wild Roses: Canada Versus ISIS – Don’t Buy The Imitation Soundwave Steven Harper!

Canada has sent CF-18’s to participate in the bombing of ISIS. I think this is a very bad idea and I need to tell you a story from my childhood to illustrate why.

This whole sending planes overseas to bomb people reminds me of one Christmas I had the pleasure of spending in Hawaii. Oh . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Canada Versus ISIS – Don’t Buy The Imitation Soundwave Steven Harper!

Dead Wild Roses: Back in (and out of) the saddle again!

Hi everybody, just a random update from your friendly Intransigent blogger, to lighten the mood around here. I have a tale of a happy convergence of circumstances.

One day, I’m at the horse rescue and another volunteer invites me to come to a different horse-establishment to meet her horse. Of course I said yes! . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Back in (and out of) the saddle again!

Dead Wild Roses: Telling Stories – Turtle Style

I’m not sure how much longer I can hold on to my introverts card as the membership committee takes a dim view of many of the activities I quite deeply enjoy doing. One of the renegade activities I partake in is running a role playing campaign in a fantasy world that involves a talking animals, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Telling Stories – Turtle Style

Dead Wild Roses: On Education – how it ‘werks’.

Go read The Bowl, the Ram and the Folded Map:Navigating the Complicated world by Elodie Under Glass. It is fine narrative post with plenty of interesting bits and sheep! It is wool worth your while. However, these paragraphs in particular, caught my educational eye as they articulate not only what happened to me, but what . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: On Education – how it ‘werks’.

Dead Wild Roses: Arbourist Furrows Brow at Bathroom Behaviour

One of my responsibilities in my part time job is to ensure that the bathrooms are reasonably clean and stocked, this equates roughly to once a shift boogieing around the building with a cart full of TP and paper towel (or many times during the most dreaded of all times on campus, dance festival season, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Arbourist Furrows Brow at Bathroom Behaviour

Dead Wild Roses: The Calm Morning – Newspaper and Coffee

Apologies folks, as today is a bit different. There happened to be a paper on the table today, so rather than plunging into blogging, my usual practice, I read newspaper from cover to cover. It was such a nice departure from my usual more directed, news gathering routine. It was a pleasant diversion from . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Calm Morning – Newspaper and Coffee

Dead Wild Roses: Rape Culture – We Live it – Part II

If you missed out of what Rape Culture is, I suggest you go back and look at yesterdays post. Today, lets enumerate a small sample of what is going on in our society. Specifically, lets look at some of posts from the tumblr “I Once Had A Guy Tell Me…” Liberal White Dudes I thought . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Rape Culture – We Live it – Part II

Dead Wild Roses: Spring – Imagine that.

Oh Spring, you wily devil you, it seemed that you’d taken a pass this year. Recently with temperatures in the -20 (C) degree range and 23 centimetres of snow, it seemed like you had pulled up your tent stakes and, along with the warmer weather, taken refuge in the warmer southern climes.

Ah, lovely . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Spring – Imagine that.

Dead Wild Roses: My Flippant Love Affair – With Video Games

I hate to say it folks, but video games have not been improving as of late. Certainly the exceptions being the gratuitous eye candy and special effects, but as far as things that make you sit back and go, “Wow that was fantastic!” have been few and far between. The other thing could be . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: My Flippant Love Affair – With Video Games

Dead Wild Roses: Cute, you have met your match…

Finally a great picture of my dog. Shadow says “Hi” and is happy to meet all of you.

 

Filed under: Housekeeping Tagged: Anecdata, Shadow the Shetland Sheepdog, Unabashed Dog Love

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Dead Wild Roses: Calming Down – Putting Down Roots

The move is over. Let the unpacking begin. Thank you, my committed readership, for staying with us here at DWR during the transition to our new home. It has been a wild and hectic couple of weeks. I should be able to commit a little more time to blogging and finding the information I . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Calming Down – Putting Down Roots

Dead Wild Roses: Another Light Blogging Week – Moving

What do you get when you cross moving to a new house, getting a new dog and still working fulltime? Yes, sadly you guessed it a light blogging week. Please accept my apologies, but unpacking is eating up all of my time thus the posts this week barring any works from the DWR stable of . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Another Light Blogging Week – Moving

Dead Wild Roses: The Family Will Be Growing – The Shadow Knows…

Oh, I’ve just been full of anecdata as of late, but important events are important events. Intransigentia and I have qualified to adopt a senior Shetland Sheepdog. Shadow will be joining us on Sunday May 19th. Let the dog-awesomeness begin. Find your local humane services or Shares and donate some $$ or food to their . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Family Will Be Growing – The Shadow Knows…

Dead Wild Roses: War in the North – Happily Beating Down Orcs – For the Love of Co-op Gaming (Part 1)

I have a great many weaknesses, but one of the more prominent lies in the area of cooperative gaming.

Oh, how I miss the blocky good times.

I remember, back in the day, that occasionally Blades of Steel (hockey) on the 8-bit NES, a glitch would occur and somehow you and your friend could . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: War in the North – Happily Beating Down Orcs – For the Love of Co-op Gaming (Part 1)