I'm a 47 year old writer, amateur photographer and amateur dad living in Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
Yes, Cancel Culture DOES Exist
Can there be any more scary of a phrase than "Cancel culture doesn't exist, it's just people being held accountable." The amount of damage, destruction, abuse, harassment, discrimination, and death that can come from the idea of "just holding people accountable" is endless.
Should I Still Listen to Marylin Manson?
Oh boy. There appears to be a #MeToo reckoning happening in the metal world as Marylin Manson has been outed as an abuser by actress and former girlfriend Evan Rachel Wood. And there are no shortage of people saying he is guilty as hell.
2021: New Hope in a New World
Each new year, many of us wake up on the first day thinking that the coming year will be different. There are new plans that we call resolutions. There is new hope. There is a new zest for change. There is a sense that things will be better.
Freedom of Speech is a Human Right
Lately, freedom of speech seems to be under siege by illiberal forces that can't seem to handle that humans should have rights, and it should be cause for alarm.
Democracy in America is as Healthy as Ever
On January 20th, 2021, the peaceful transfer of power that the United States is known for once again took place. After free and fair elections with no evidence of fraud or interference, Joe Biden was sworn into office and became the 46th President of the United States of America...much to the chagrin of now former President, Donald Trump.
Please Stop White Male Bashing
I cannot stress enough how important diversity is. We, the human race, come in all shapes, sizes, colours, genders, sexualities, ethnicities and backgrounds and deserve to be on an equal level to one another as much possible. We all need each other in our societies in cultures. It is important to celebrate all that we are as a species, and work together for the common good of human progress. Yes, we need to work to decrease racism, sexism, homophobia, and other prejudices to help create a better world.
Are You Ready For Biden Derangement Syndrome?
In this new post-Trump world, a lot is about to change - while staying very much the same. Already the pendulum has begun to swing. But, in doing so, it still seems to be mirroring the last 4 years. Those that loathed Trump seem to not see much in the way of fault in Joe Biden (at least during this honeymoon period), and those who were part of the Trump cult already see Biden him as a communist devil hellbent on destroying the United States. Sigh. Everything just flipped.
Why Trump's Twitter Ban Is A Bad Idea
For some reason, unknown to probably everyone, Trump decided that his go-to way of communicating with the American people over the last 4 years would be Twitter. He fully embraced the medium and definitely became the first full on social media president.