AlongtheSeawall

How book club helped my photography

I’m a proud member of a two-person book club. While we live at separate ends of our vast country, the two of us share a childhood on the Prairie, an interest in water, and a fascination with how the written word can be used to both entertain and educate – the latter sometimes subversively. We…

reeds

Accepting the things we cannot change

I enjoy blogs like Words Are My Game, where Liana M. Silva chronicles her writing life: the struggles to fit writing in amongst family issues, or the difficulties in finding direction with a new book she’s working on. Her blog is the story of process, of a work in progress, and does away with the…

B&Wboat

Mount Polley mine disaster: redux

Science Borealis is holding a blog carnival to celebrate their first anniversary, with bloggers writing about the most important story in their field for 2014. I’ve chosen the Mount Polley mine disaster, which I first wrote about on 5 August. To recap: on 4 August, a tailings pond at the Mount Polley gold mine in…

KinsolB&W

Questions about a Parliamentary Science Officer

A couple of weeks ago, the European Union’s Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) was axed. It didn’t make headlines in Canada until about a week ago, which was surprising given the push by Kennedy Stewart and the NDP for a Parliamentary Science Officer (PSO) here in Canada. I hadn’t thought very carefully about the PSO initiative…