Just yesterday in his post “Death to Writers” Life As A Human Writer Christopher Holt vented his outrage at the threat of execution faced by blogger and journalist Hossein Derakhshan, being held in Iran. Last night, Reporters Without Borders provided the following update on its website…
Where do your old computers and other electronic gadgets go to die? You might be surprised at the devastation being caused by a so-called clean technology as this award-winning documentary by UBC students and their professor reveals.
Hossein Derakhshan, a Canadian being held in Iran, has been sentenced to death for blogging…I mean death for blogging — it’s insane. To me it doesn’t matter whether his blog is anti-Iranian government, pro-Iranian government, pro-Islam, anti-Islam. Whatever. Blogging represents freedom of expression — globally. And that’s a basic human right.
Imagine that some wish-granting genie has stepped out of your dreams and into your living room, where you've been reading about famous and accomplished people while the TV bleats on in the background. "I've come to grant you a wish," the genie says. "You can go back to any previous point in your life and start again from there. It's like a 'system restore' for your life story. Just tell me how far back to rewind and when to press … Read more →
It is often heard from Buddhist teachers that this life is nothing more than a dream and awakening, no different in either case. Having studied lucid dreaming in a dedicated way for about two years Rick Bateman would have to agree. So if we can become lucid in our dreams, can we awaken to the dream of so-called real life?
The ongoing story of a girl and her van on an epic journey across Canada. Whoops. Where has the time gone? Here I thought that I'd be all good and post regularly and then, BAM! Days and days (and DAYS) go by and I give you nothing. You have my deepest apologies, interweb. Apparently I get distracted easily. I'll try to never let it ha-HEY! WHAT'S THAT SHINY THING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET!?! I WANTS IT!!!!! Sorry, what was I saying? The … Read more →
What’s the weather doing in your part of the world today? Rain, drought, cold, heat, winds? Unexpected sunshine? In the absence of weather, small talk would be severely compromised. "It's another day, isn't it?" the neighbor would say. "Yep, sure is a day," we would reply. Farmers would have nothing to complain about except, of course, the government. Store clerks could no longer ask, "Warming up out there?" A world absent of weather? … Read more →