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The Road Not Taken and Motorcycling

It is one of the most recognized poems in the English language, and one of the most misused. Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” is not simply the paean to individuality as most of us interpret it to be. It is … Continue reading

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Go Home Cardinal Pell

Australia has not been immune to the worldwide acceptance of child sexual abuse by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church. As everywhere, the Bishops, Archbishops, and Cardinals have been masters of passing the responsibility on to others. This is a … Continue reading

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The Marijuana Debate

The move towards legalizing marijuana in Canada is bringing out the great debaters. I imagine many news outlets across the country have their letter writers frantically keying missives to promote their side of the issue. From the Jan 15, 2015 … Continue reading

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Get the Holiday Spirit

A few songs to pump up that holiday spirit; here are some familiar tunes with twisted lyrics. Don’t play these too loudly if you’re concerned about your reputation. These are not for anyone easily offended by overt sexuality and general … Continue reading

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Negative assumptions about refugees.

Many of us have made assumptions about the refugees from Syria, and I’m not referring to the racism, bigotry, and Islamophobia that we hear from many politicians, pundits, and commenters on social media. I am referring to the assumptions from those … Continue reading

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I hope the quality of thought improves.

I’m just going to put this here because some people just can’t look at themselves at all. A letter to editor in the December 01, 2015 Charlottetown Guardian. It’s nice to read UPEI student letters to the Guardian however their opinions are … Continue reading

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PEI Landmarks Project

For all PE Islanders: Do you give directions based upon, or talk about places that cannot be found on any map? Of course you do; we all do. Traditionally Islanders never navigated by maps, we used landmarks. Over time those … Continue reading

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We created the refugees. We need to take responsibility

There are many people in western nations who are against providing refuge for the millions of displaced people primarily citing fears for our safety. These fears are being spread largely byright wing politicians and media, even those who from refugee … Continue reading

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Mary Mary Quite Contrary

The Virgin Mary sure gets around. Interestingly enough it seems to be an exclusively Roman Catholic phenomenon; she doesn’t appear to Protestants, and certainly not to non-Christians. 

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A few words on refugees

I am getting tired of re-reading the same comments and lies about the Paris attacks and the refugees who have been forced to leave their lives in Syria. They are people who have had their lives destroyed and are trying … Continue reading

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