Monthly Archives: October 2006

The philosophy of the Great Pumpkin

Leave it to my husband to wax philosophical about a Charlie Brown cartoon. In his latest post, Jerry talks about the difference between “sincerity” and “faith.” I particularly like it when he quotes the Wiki article on the cartoon: “Stressing the importance of faith in the Great Pumpkin, Linus states that one must never say […]

Happy Hallowe’en

Rather than facing a scary bunch of students this morning, I’d rather be watching this in my jammies: “I got a rock.”Happy Hallowe’en! This year, I’m going as a cranky pregnant woman. What are you dressing up as?

she keeps growing, and growing…

she keeps growing, and growing… Originally uploaded by becky b..

A date for December 8th

Ron Sexsmith is coming back to Saskatoon in December — specifically, the Broadway Theatre. I was introduced to him a year or two ago, and since then, I’m hooked. There’s something about his melancholy voice and simple melodies that win me over every time. December 8th is also the day I give my final exam […]

Five things Feminism has done for me

Earlier this week I was tagged by SkylarkD to participate in the “5 things Feminism has done for me” meme, in reaction to the Prime Minister’s cut back of funding for the Status of Women Canada organization. For some background on the SWC, here’s a bit from their website: Status of Women Canada (SWC) is […]

What’s worse?

A President who says “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is” — or — a President who is actively redefining his use of the word “torture”? At his photo op, Bush said, “This country doesn’t torture, we’re not going to torture. We will interrogate people we pick up off the battlefield […]

Dear Abby takes on parental notification laws (again!)

In today’s column, a parent writes in about a young girl who was beaten and miscarried, as result of telling her parents of her pregnancy. Abby’s response: DEAR SHOCKED: Please stop being so hard on yourself. You advised your daughter’s friend to do what most other parents would have. What you failed to take into […]