An American Take On CBC's Live Coverage Of Ottawa Shootings

Here's a very interesting and thought-provoking piece from James West of Mother Jones which, while reinforcing what I already knew — as a Canadian and a Friend of the CBC — got me wondering: when exactly did American cable T.V.'s breaking news coverage and developing story reporting become so over-the-top and lacking… » 10/24/14 5:55am Today 5:55am

Thursday Night Endrunkening

So, near The Professor's and my house there is a corner market run by a portugese family. Not a convienience store mind you. They don't sell bags of skittles* and bottles of coke. They sell food. Real food. Tomatoes and real capicollo(they make amazing sandwiches) and these really weird Italian hard candies that are… » 10/24/14 12:48am Today 12:48am

On Happiness and Loneliness

I felt a little lonely tonight, which is the first time in a while. I usually love the solitude I can find. Tonight, though, I drove past a spot I've fantasized about bringing a boy to—a little scenic turn-off next to the river that I drive past every day to and from work—and felt that little pang of loneliness. And… » 10/24/14 12:11am Today 12:11am

Ok, just a stupid job-related query now

I'm feeling really sad right now because I had a job interview last week wednesday. It went really well with the first person I interviewed with, and she had me schedule a second interview with another manager, which I did that same day. She told me that they were interviewing other people for the job (very in demand,… » 10/23/14 11:17pm Yesterday 11:17pm

What's your favorite animal story?

News story or personal story, doesn't matter. Animals are interesting! My all time favorite has to be the stray dogs in Moscow that commute to and from the city for food. It's really sad in the end, but I can't help but imagine them going to doggy work wearing ties. » 10/23/14 10:57pm Yesterday 10:57pm

What NOT to say to your potentially infertile daughter...

I have endometriosis. I'm 27. I was officially dx'ed when tissue samples and pictures were taken by a surgeon during a laparoscopy to clear up a burst cyst that almost killed me. It was not routine. It took me about 8 weeks to get back to regular exercise but the point was I finally knew I had endo, 5 years after… » 10/23/14 10:23pm Yesterday 10:23pm