Archive | December, 2016

Upsetting Stereotypes

Read “upsetting” either way. Over the years we have had several aboriginal Canadians friends, acquaintances and employees, and in almost every case, they’ve been successful at their jobs or professions. So I’ve taken to telling them that I am sick of hearing about “drunk Indians,” and that we need to start focusing on successful aboriginals, […]

A Muslim Merry Christmas!

One evening last weekend Meritha and I stopped in at Begim for a bite to eat. Begim is an Uzbek restaurant in Forest Lawn, a Calgary suburb loaded with ethnic eateries. Begim is run by a Muslim family, the Madjanovs; Dad Kamil, Mom Mastura, brother Nodir and sister Nigura. The parents were dentists in Uzbekistan, […]

Memo to Media; Science Unsettled.

Earlier this year, Slate online magazine published this article on sea level rise. Completely missing the irony, one of the paragraphs in the piece reads as follows: ”The world Hansen and his colleagues describe reads like a sci-fi plot synopsis—and it’s now officially part of the scientific canon, though peer review doesn’t necessarily guarantee that […]

C – O – 2 – is – good – for – you!

IWUZ reading the Economist Magazine  and was startled to see an article admitting that increases in atmospheric CO2 levels are causing a massive increase in plant growth around the world. Since 1982, an area double the size of the United States has begun to turn green. Why? Well, it’s partly because some colder areas have […]