Child Labour, Africa, And Parasitic Consumption

In the kind of article you’d expect straight from the conductor of the Snowpiercer*, we get this tidbit that asks – do global laws against child-labour apply to African children? Aka… if Africa has a cultural norm of exploitative child labour… should we be ok with that? “Is international concern on child rights relevant to […]

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Time To Divorce Facebook

For a couple of years now I have developed a growing unease about Facebook, and other ‘free’ services which operate with personal data as their true product. Facebook just happens to have hit my fed-up point first. My unease comes from both information coming to light about how these platforms are handling our data, and […]

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Cord-Cutting – 1 Year Later Review

It’s been about a year since my husband and I cancelled our Cogeco cable service. We had a DVR and a single choice package and it came to about $90/month. With now two children, this money was needed elsewhere. Plus, we were watching WAAAY too much TV. I was all for it. I grew up […]

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DIY Card Game Box Organizer – Fantasy Flight LCG

My husband and I are really enjoying Fantasy Flight’s Living Card Game for Lord Of The Rings. Many other Fantasy Flight card games also come in the same size box such as: Android Netrunner, A Game of Thrones, Warhammer Invasion, Call of Cthulhu, Star Wars and more. After purchasing the first core set and a […]

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Cool Faux Finish Paint Technique

This cool painting technique was achieved very easily (at least our hired painter made it look easy). Here’s the instructions: Paint: Behr paint and primer in one (1 can of light brown and one can dark brown or pick your colour combination). 1 can Behr Faux Glaze. Equipment: Normal paint rollers. Clear plastic sheeting. Step […]

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LaSalle 2010 Election Candidates Websites

Residents of LaSalle, Ontario looking for online information about the candidates running in the upcoming October 25, 2010 municipal election may have a hard time finding information on the web. I myself could only find a few candidate’s websites by using a search engine to hunt for them. So, to make things easier for my […]

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Life Changing Events

Much has changed in the last several months. My wonderful BF proposed while we were on a cruise in July! We came home from the cruise and almost immediately started house shopping. We have already purchased our new house and moved in last weekend. It is now a process of putting things away, organizing, and […]

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A New Perspective

The last five or six months have been challenging, sometimes scary, but ultimately eye-opening and life-changing. I feel better than I have in many years. My BF and I bought eachother rollerblades, and when the weather is nice, I’ve been out getting fresh air and exercise which is a nice change. I have been looking […]

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My Goings-On: New Job, New Apt, Lots Of Changes

I’ve been posting regularly about specific topics but haven’t done an overall update on what’s new with me so here goes. I have just started a new position at my current employer. I have moved from Developer to Business Analyst which I hope will allow me to learn a whole new area of skills and […]

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Windsor’s Broken City Lab

Windsorites might be interested in learning about a group I just came across called Broken City Lab (http://www.brokencitylab.org/). They are group of artists located here in Windsor who pursue social activism through art. From their website: “Broken City Lab is an artist-led interdisciplinary creative research group that tactically disrupts and engages the city, its communities, […]

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