Tag Archives: reflections

Dust to dust

I’m currently in Bremen, Germany, at a conference on Mediterranean migration. It’s quite a time for a migration conference, what with Donald Trump’s refugee ban, European countries making noises about paying off Libya to stop irregular migration and the shooting … Continue reading

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Loss, part 3 of 3

Among all the other madness that has happened this week, it was my friend Harold’s birthday. Harold is a singer, and among the many songs in his rich Irish-Quebecer repertoire are many from the great Stan Rogers, who was also gone … Continue reading

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Loss, part 1 of 3

It’s barely November and I know what this year’s theme is going to be…loss. The losses of David Bowie and Gene Wilder and Prince, sure, I mourned with my friends, in much the same way I mourned Brexit with my British … Continue reading

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World Peace and Hockey

In my line of work, sometimes you accept a proposed assignment because it’s part of an important public discussion (like my latest Canadaland story on police surveillance of journalists). Sometimes you accept it because it pays well. Sometimes you accept it because … Continue reading

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A day in the life

Immediately after I left the Aquarius, I went travelling for awhile to see friends in Quebec City and family in Baltimore. Around Labo(u)r Day, I got back. Since then, I’ve been freelancing– writing without the benefit of colleagues, all-you-can-drink coffee … Continue reading

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A pertinent coda to what I wrote earlier…

With thanks to my friend Nathalie Kleinschmit, and also to the original creator of the meme (if that’s you, please say something so I can credit you):

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Another year…

Well, well, well, another birthday… A few years ago I was wondering about the Birthday Threshold– when getting older stopped making you feel like a cooler, more sophisticated person and started making you feel like you’d just passed another landmark … Continue reading

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