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9/11 and Mythology

Based on the number of brochures that governments and non-profit groups produce, I suspect that most people are under the delusion that people operate out of beliefs. Know→Believe→Do, this is the way that the brochure-makers and moral pundits understand the … Continue reading

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On The Importance of Having a Permit, Or Truth-Telling and Our Response to Charlottesville

I am a university teacher, and my classroom is a space for many views. It is not quite a “safe space” for any idea. As a participant in the discussion, you would be responsible for slander or plagiarism. You could … Continue reading

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The PEI Bomb Threat and the Politics of Twitter

Just a little while ago I was writing away in my campus office and a policeman tells me we are evacuating. This is a strange message to get in the land of Anne of Green Gables, this getaway Island of … Continue reading

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Why I am Not Anti-Muslim

This is the phrase I put on the board for my students last week. They were not overly fond of my logic. But I had built us up to the moment. I noted a number of terrorist attacks from the … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Prayers: The Ottawa Terror Attacks

A delightful little post on marriage that comes out of my reading of John Crowley’s Little, Big was scheduled to post this afternoon. With the Ottawa terror attacks in play, I decided it was time for a more sober reflection, … Continue reading

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Watch Out Tom Clancy, Here I Come

The voice came from the backseat of the car. “When I grow up I’d like to be a spy for CSIS.” I burst out laughing, struggling to keep the car under control. A spy for CSIS! Right. Now, before anyone … Continue reading

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