Wednesday on the Web: 16 Aug Edition

This week’s Wednesday on the Web is basically a list of things that make me shake my head. And then some. In the US: 1. Charlottesville – and the fallout, including Trump’s tacit approval of neo-Nazis. 2. The defunding of a US group that fights white supremacy, the de-staffing of a US State Department office…

Wednesday on the Web – 9 Aug edition

Better late than never, right? This past week I’ve been out riding my bike on the local rail trail, and it’s been smoky from the BC wildfires the whole time. Sometimes it smells as though they’re right here, that the flames must be licking at the forest just a few hundred metres away. But we…

Wednesday on the Web – 2 August Edition

What?? It’s August already? Where is the summer going?? Here on Vancouver Island we’re on our 46th day without rain, and are in the middle of a serious heat wave. The fire hazard remains at extreme, and the area of the province at that rating continues to expand. The BC Drought Information Portal hasn’t been…

Wednesday on the Web – 26 July Edition

This week was fairly quiet on the BC wildfire front, with the exception of some really good news for evacuees. Residents of 100 Mile, 103 Mile, 105 Mile, 108 Mile, Lac La Hache were allowed to return home, and the Princeton fire was 100% contained, which meant those residents could also return home—and Highway 5A…

Talking About Mental Health

Note: Edited 22 Jul 2017 to add comment from Alex Riley. I’ve had some conversations about mental health lately that have made me think a lot about what it means to have a mental illness, how you navigate the world with it, and how others perceive that illness and its impact on your life. Much…