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Gentrification and the urban values aristocracy: A response to Marcus Gee

What use does a 70-year-old Italian housewife have for a brewpub? Does anyone care? She may enjoy a cold one at the end of a hard day as much as the next gal. But at the cost of the 30-year-old neighborhood … Continue reading

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Passive activism

“Each trauma should be respected in its uniqueness.” In my last post, I vaguely alluded to the challenges of pride and privilege that have popped up throughout my transition to post-university life. About two months after graduating with my MA … Continue reading

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Transition: new joys, novel challenges

My recent transition from grad school to the work – or “real” – world has been no less complicated than it was the first time around, when I was a newly minted undergrad. The same socio-emotional roller coaster has ensued: … Continue reading

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Havel and “The Miracle of Being”

The only real hope of people today is probably a renewal of our certainty that we are rooted in the Earth and, at the same time, the cosmos. – Vaclav Havel If you’ve read this blog before, you’ve probably picked … Continue reading

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God: Dead in the Global North? A letter to Margaret Wente

In her column in the Globe’s Christmas Eve edition (God’s far from dead in the Global South, Dec. 24), Margaret Wente attempts to shed light on the growing number of Christians in developing countries, as well as immigrant populations in … Continue reading

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Passion or pugnacity?

Much is being made of Justin Trudeau’s recent verbal run-in with Environment Minister Peter Kent over the Kent’s comments regarding the Opposition’s involvement at the Durban climate change conference (i.e. the one where Canada pulled out of the Kyoto Accords). … Continue reading

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Clarification

Maybe it’s the nascent historian in me (hopefully the comments section doesn’t let me get away with such self-indulgence), but interesting themes have sprung up through the course of my 3-odd weeks traveling in Central Europe.  The last ten minutes … Continue reading

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