95% Authentic: “Be true to yourself,” whatever that means.

For most middle-class people, things are pretty good.  We may be dissatisfied with the state of the world, but our personal lives are fairly in order.  We have loving people around us; we belong to a fairly stable community composed of a stable job, workmates or church people who are harmless and generally beneficial.  We … Continue reading 95% Authentic: “Be true to yourself,” whatever that means.

Cowboy Conservatism and Budgetary Madness

When I moved to Alberta, I thought that I would encounter a few “Cowboy Conservatives”. You know the type: white pick-up trucks, acreages, kind-hearted neighborliness, and an arms-length relationship with local aboriginal populations. They may be tied to oil-money. They may even feel a bit uneasy with vegetables and say an occasionally cruel comment about … Continue reading Cowboy Conservatism and Budgetary Madness