• Nick Hanauer, inequity and TED

    Posted by in Politics   0 Comments

    Jun

    27

    2014

    I just read this really great article written by Nick Hanauer for Politico.com. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. In my view, it’s a great argument by an extremely wealthy entrepreneur with the aim of convincing other entrepreneurs that social inequity is not only bad, but dangerous and self-defeating for plutocrats like […]

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    Music I wrote as a teenager

    Posted by in Music   0 Comments

    May

    18

    2014

    Back when I was in high school and CEGEP, I thought that I was definitely going to be a composer. I spent all of my years in high school completely immersed in Bach and Mozart. Especially fugues, I was all about fugues — Die Kunst der Fuge totally blew my mind, especially contrapunctus III and […]

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    Merci Mme. Marois

    Posted by in Uncategorized   2 Comments

    Apr

    08

    2014

    Schadenfreude is fun and all, and Marois was far from perfect, but let’s not forget a few things: She was our provinces first woman premier. I’m sure there were many glass ceilings that she had to break through to get there. She served the public for almost 35 years! She shut down the shameful practice […]

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    Religious Music

    Posted by in Music, Religion   4 Comments

    Mar

    08

    2014

    Most of my friends are aware that I consider myself to be an evangelical antitheist. This means, that like atheists, I don’t hold any belief in any deity. It also means, that unlike many atheists, I hold a positive belief that there aren’t any gods, that the belief in such things is harmful to our […]

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    Student, again!

    Posted by in Education   6 Comments

    Jan

    06

    2014

    Despite advice to the contrary from this article, I am going back to school. I’ve now officially been enrolled in 3 of the 4 universities in Montreal (well, 4 is a stretch, let’s face it UQAM, you’re just an über CEGEP). The brainpickings article above does have some valid points, however I think it’s somewhat […]

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    Dear voters, Please stay home.

    Posted by in Montreal, Politics   11 Comments

    Nov

    02

    2013

    As unpopular as this view might be to some, I will not be encouraging people to show up and vote. I think the arguments behind encouraging a greater voter turnout are flawed and unsound. Disclaimer: It’s no secret to most of my friends, that I am not a huge fan of democracy. This doesn’t make […]

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    Tyranny of Secularism

    Posted by in Uncategorized   2 Comments

    Sep

    07

    2013

    Pauline Marois’s Secularism Charter A recurring topic in provincial politics has come up again. Cynics say Pauline Marois and her minions are using the politics of division in order to gain votes and support by creating a false divide between pure laine Québecois and les éthiniques. While I generally despise cynicism and I would rather […]

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    PQ ‘secularism’ statement

    Posted by in Politics, Religion   1 Comment

    Aug

    14

    2012

    So, the PQ says that they want to ban overt religious signs in public service. Now, generally, I’m all for government staying completely out of any sort of religion in any and every way, shape or form. However, I strongly suspect that this is just the PQ showing their xenophobia once again. I submit this […]

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