grrrl meets world

living the liminal


September 2006

Blessed are the torturers.

Geneva convention, Schmeva convention — Congress passes torture bill, sends to President. Here’s what happens when this irresponsible Congress railroads a profoundly important bill to serve the mindless politics of a midterm election: The Bush administration uses Republicans’ fear of… Continue Reading →


When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross. —Sinclair Lewis(a clairvoyant who wrote this in the early 20th century)

On Religious Extremism

This last week on Bill Maher’s Real Time there was a good discussion on religion and politics (with mention of the new documentary Jesus Camp). On the panel was FOX news reporter (and fundy) Sandy Rios, Muslim Scholar Reza Aslan,… Continue Reading →

a rare day in the Bennetch household

Mark your calendars, I’m about to praise our Conservative PM, Stephen Harper. Today I got a cheque for almost 500 dollars — a governmental refund from the exorbitant landing fee I paid for my Permanent Resident application last May. So… Continue Reading →

(in praise of clumsiness)

Love Poem John Frederick Nims My clumsiest dear, whose hands shipwreck vases,At whose quick touch all glasses chip and ring,Whose palms are bulls in china, burs in linen,And have no cunning with any soft thing Except all ill-at-ease fidgeting people:The… Continue Reading →


I don’t know exactly when it happened, but I came to the point where I had to give up my Scarecrow ways and pursue that which I fought off daily. — via my starving writer at home

Literary freebie

Via Beyond Magazine (subscribe to Canada’s best independently-run magazine here), have a dose of Daily Lit for your inbox: Why read books by email? Because if you are like us, you spend hours each day reading email but don’t find… Continue Reading →

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