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Political Eh-conomy: Beyond social democracy: new institutions, new subjects

So many of the debates on the contemporary left come back to the legacy of social democracy. The Swedish experience came closest to fulfilling social democratic ideals in the post-war era and so speaks to these debates in a unique way. Earlier this year, I talked to Petter Nilssen of Sweden’s Left Party about the . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Beyond social democracy: new institutions, new subjects

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Fifty Years Ago

In mid-August, 1964, a modest-budget, British black-and-white comedy movie hit the theatres. And instantly exploded to being the most popular film of the year. It was the Richard Lester flick, A Hard Day’s Night, starring the young Beatles in their debut on the silver screen. It was a paradigm changer in so many ways. It . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Fifty Years Ago

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Hirsute nostalgia

I’m not sure who this is, Chilliwack, maybe? Or, Jefferson Starship? Anyway, they were a band from the 70s. I encourage you to check out some of my hairy fiction. Alltop used to play base for Cream.

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: How do I stop feeling so nostalgic?

Ah, nostalgia! Of course, I am a primate too, so I have suffered from this particular ailment, though I am loath to admit it. I call it an ailment, because like you humans in previous ages, we Neecknabians see excessive … Continue reading →

Alex's Blog: Celebrating Public Service

Public servants celebrating the enrolment of 5 million citizens in the Ontario Hospital Insurance Plan (1959, Archives of Ontario)

Notes for talk at Public Policy Forum Dinner, April 11, 2013

I am delighted to be here with family, friends and colleagues this evening – an evening that can only be understood as a . . . → Read More: Alex’s Blog: Celebrating Public Service

Alex's Blog: Celebrating Public Service

Public servants celebrating the enrolment of 5 million citizens in the Ontario Hospital Insurance Plan (1959, Archives of Ontario)

Notes for talk at Public Policy Forum Dinner, April 11, 2013

I am delighted to be here with family, friends and colleagues this evening – an evening that can only be understood as a . . . → Read More: Alex’s Blog: Celebrating Public Service

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Aging Nostalgia

This chart imparts two important points to me: I am older than the average American I had no idea the movie Forrest Gump was so important. The list is marginally less depressing than a game a co-worker of mine used … Continue reading →

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THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM - A Blog by Donna Thomson: Summer Memories of the Lake

Today I am at the lake, remembering.  Nicholas used to come with us here – to swim in our crystal clear water, to play charades with family (Jim and I met on the lake, so there are a lot of us here) and to share in family meals on the front porch.

Now, summer at . . . → Read More: THE CAREGIVERS’ LIVING ROOM – A Blog by Donna Thomson: Summer Memories of the Lake

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)