Politics, Re-Spun: Stephen Harper Fired Jim Flaherty Because of Income Splitting Disloyalty

The smile: it’s fake. He was fired. Seriously, is it me or did Stephen Harper fire Jim Flaherty over his disloyalty over the income splitting policy disaster? Certainly, I haven’t read EVERYthing written this week about dude going back to spend more time with his family private sector, but the finance minister was perhaps the ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Remembering Eric Buckley

My uncle died Friday. His more formal obituaries are here and here. But here are some of my less formal memories, some of which, happily, showed up in the official ones. 🙂 My family spent many vacations with his family at their home in the 1970s. Many of my memories of the 1970s came from ...

Art Threat: News Remix: March 15-22, 2012 – Bricolage of (some of) last week’s headlines

This is the first in a new (ir)regular installment summing up last week’s news headlines using a ‘remix’ style — a quirky restless glance into the wreckless feckless immediate past. (Inspired by Harpers Magazine’s ‘Scientific Summary’.)  Aerial photo of tsunami debris from Japan US peacekeeping forces joined with Congolese army troops to attack rebel militants hiding ...

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

This weekend’s movie is dedicated to my lively sister-in-law Sharon, lover of all things “piggy”