Imagine, for a moment, an alternate universe where Canada is the dominant entertainment production force on the planet rather than the United States of America. Everything about the two countries is exactly as it is now the only exception is that Hollywood is in Vancouver and the major television networks dominating North American television since […]
Considering the love affair we had with wood paneling and the preponderance of green, yellow, and brown kitchen appliances, it should come as no surprise that food was different back in the Seventies and Eighties. Everyone was still blissfully unaware of the damage processed foods were potentially doing to our bodies. People could still smoke […]
I’ve envied a lot of people over the years. Still do. Apparently that makes me a sinner, a deadly one at that, yet here I sit typing drivel still. I find it odd that we include envy in the seven deadly sins. Along with greed and gluttony, envy is a cornerstone of the very capitalist […]
“It builds character.” These words of encouragement, long-favoured by well-intentioned relatives and friends, cycled endlessly in my mind as I sat behind my faux-wood desk in my soon-to-be-former cubicle on the west side of the fourteenth floor of Gulf Canada Square in suddenly not-so-opportunity-filled Calgary. I was numb.
A grotesque injustice has befallen the breakfast cereal industry and it’s been perpetrated by the very makers of this beloved morning staple all in a wholly ill-advised and utterly stupid attempt to cater to the nouveau health-conscious.