[16 Aug 2015 | Comments Off on It’s time to go live | 1,890 views]
It’s time to go live

I realised recently that this blog has been running for almost five years, and has accumulated over sixty posts. That’s not many posts by most standards (about one a month — pathetic, really, and not evenly), but actually a hell of a lot more than I expected to post. I was surprised by this realisation.
Therefore I figure it’s time to make this site live. Yes, although this blog has existed for a few months short of half a decade, it has not actually been available on the Web until now. …

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[1 Mar 2019 | Comments Off on Jody Wilson-Raybould for prime minister of Canada! | 219 views]
Jody Wilson-Raybould for prime minister of Canada!

I sent the following email to Jody Wilson-Raybould on Wednesday after her testimony to the justice committee:
Subject: Commendation on your testimony
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2019 22:16:58 -0800
Dear Mrs. Wilson-Raybould:
For the first time in my life, today I watched live proceedings from Parliament. I thought I’d switch off after your opening statement and get on with my day, but six hours later I was still riveted to the CBC video feed and then TV news broadcasts.
In the forty years since I came to Canada at the age of twelve I have …

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[7 Feb 2018 | Comments Off on Happy belated birthday, Melissa! | 686 views]
Happy belated birthday, Melissa!

Dear Melissa,
Hope you had a good birthday.
Love from, Uncle Craig

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[30 Jan 2018 | Comments Off on What is “white fragility”? | 696 views]

I posted the following as a comment on the “What is ‘white fragility’?” article on the Oxford Dictionaries blog, but that was a week or so ago and the moderators have not approved it, so I’ll post it here instead.

TL;DR: You’re damned it you do and damned if you don’t.
The problem with inventing a pejorative, racist phrase like “white fragility” and then defining it as any possible reaction a white person can have to being presented with information that casts his or her race in a negative light in a …

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[21 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on Zimbabwe orgasms: Independence 5.0 | 752 views]
Zimbabwe orgasms: Independence 5.0

Although not in quite the same morbid manner as described in The last days of robert mugabe (which is actually based on an interview with Emmerson Mnangagwa last year), his portrait has indeed finally “fallen off the wall” in Zimbabwe! The country has come to its senses, and Zimbabweans collectively have finally grown a pair, even if the developments do not guarantee that there will be any change in the way that ZANU-PF will continue governing the country. More cojones may still be needed by the populace in the short …

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[18 Nov 2017 | Comments Off on Happy belated birthday Sandra | 713 views]
Happy belated birthday Sandra

Dear Sandra,
Been a lot going on this week, not least of which was a long-awaited coup in Zim!
Happy birthday.
Love, Craig