The last time we talked, it was a different world. It was before the inauguration of President Trump. I cannot add much more to the myriad discussions other than to add my raised fist in resistance. We have a federal conservative leadership and a provincial election coming up this year, so it is our chance north of the border to nip any of this rightwing nationalist bullshit right in the racist bud.
In lighter news, if you are in Kelowna next week and want to hear me over-analyze writing apps (as I am wont to do) I will be heading up a group discussion at co+Lab. Details here:
EVENT: Chad Kohalyk — A writing tool
Come see me type in front a bunch of people while they are eating lunch.
A hypercompetitive race — review of The History of White People
19th century racists’ ideal of beauty was the white marble of Greek statuary. They did not know that the Greeks actually painted their statues. This book is full of interesting tidbits.
Conscious labour and supreme blessings
Musing on a parallel to conscious consumerism, based on the reading of Buddhist sutra. Oblique references are my superpower.
So many Trump links and memes to share. Too much volume. But I do recommend Frum’s Atlantic piece entitled How to Build an Autocracy. It is long, but you can listen to it here →
Inspiring acceptance speech from the Stranger Things crew. Link →
Buddhist twitter is pretty great. Relaaax →