I have a french exam tomorrow and it seems my preparation for said exam is to bake cookies and drink red wine.
That’s french, right? It was red wine.Edit: I watched Amélie.
Canadians like to think that the expansion into the West was more civilized here than in the United States — this song will change that.
In “Four Horses”, NDP MP Charlie Angus sings the agonizing story of John A. MacDonald’s policy to starve First Nations peoples in order to make way for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1880s. (via)
Tamara Dean, who is amazing Australian photographer, says “Very happy to receive the news that my portrait of Neil Gaiman is a finalist in the ‘National Photographic Portrait Prize’!”
I am impressed and proud of her. I love these photographs. I was incredibly tired, the wind did the strangest things to my hair, and I was being photographed in a back alley behind my publishers in Sydney… and somehow everything worked: the light, the wind, the way the back alley transmuted itself into a futuristic backdrop, even the tiredness helped, because I just did whatever Tamara asked without thinking about what was happening. I hope she wins the National Photographic Portrait Prize, but even if she doesn’t, so thrilled for her that it was a finalist.
Going to see Hayden at the Danforth Hall ce soir!
A New Brunswick Mountie who has run afoul of a policy that says RCMP officers can’t smoke medicinal marijuana while in uniform has returned his red serge.
Cpl. Ron Francis arrived today at the RCMP headquarters in Fredericton after he said he was ordered to return the dress uniform. He was prescribed medicinal marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.
The RCMP says its officers who are prescribed medicinal marijuana should not be in red serge or regular uniform while taking their medication. The force says that would not portray the right message to the public. (Photo: KEITH MINCHIN FOR NATIONAL POST)