Monthly Archives: January 2005

“Regarding the Pain of Others” Susan Sontag Compassion is an unstable emotion. It needs to be translated into action, or it withers. The question is what to do with the feelings that have been aroused, the knowledge that has been communicated. People don’t become inured to what they are shown…because of the quantity of images […]

A couple months ago I wrote about precipices, and how I felt like I was on the verge of one. I was just thinking about that post, and how it’s an interesting experience — feeling like you’re on the verge of something. The dictionary defines the word verge as “the extreme edge or margin; a […]

I’m here to reclaim the F word. No, not THAT word — but rather, feminism. I’m really sick of seeing those glazed over, “oh no, not one of those fema-nazis” looks on peoples’ faces when I mention anything remotely linked to feminism. I’m also wary of people in academia disdaining anything labeled feminist as “ideological […]

10 Worst Corporations of 2004 — looks like “extra low prices” are fairly costly, after all.

It’s been ages since I’ve been to the gym. Ages. It’s actually quite tragic, considering my membership fees come out of my account — whether I’m there or not. No, working out wasn’t one of my resolutions, though by judging the amount of people in my classes tonight — most of Saskatoon seems to have […]

Busy, busy. Teaching tomorrow. Life happening all around me. Not much new to post. What’s going on with you?

The clumbsiness gene … has yet again resurfaced in me. When I was 12 or so, I went through a period of time where I was continually falling or breaking fragile items. The highlights of that period had to be when I walked into the glass door of our entertainment center (shattering it into thousands […]