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The Excelsior 4 on Trial

Four local Vancouver animal activists are facing a trial in BC Supreme Court for documenting the abuse of pigs on Excelsior Farm in Abbotsford, BC. The farm in question faces no charges.

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Blogging again

I used to blog regularly, but haven't for several years. Re-launching my own website has gotten me thinking that I should re-animate this thing and start expressing myself again.

I hope to get…

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Getting started with React on Docker

I recently started to learn React, and I wanted to set up a basic Docker container for learning. It was a little tricky to figure out initially because most of the getting-started tutorials for Docke…

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Nice Shoes on Grant Street

After 10 Years, Where Are We?

Joanne and I opened up Nice Shoes in 2011, just over 11 years ago. That feels like just a short time ago, but so much has changed with us, and with the world, since then. The pandemic for one, has re…

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MakeMake band photo: five women looking at the camera

MakeMake: metalcore from Taiwan you should check out

MakeMake (麥琪麥琪) is an all-female metalcore band from Taiwan. In Taiwan, metal is very heavily male, and MakeMake is one of the only – if not the only – all-female bands.

I had been lis…

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Letting Charities Speak: reading through IMPACS papers on advocacy and democracy

Last week, when I was looking at the requirements for charitable status for Liberation BC, a friend of mine who works for a charity passed along some documents written by IMPACS (Institute for Media,…

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A review of "The Age of Empathy"

Last night I finished reading The Age of Empathy by Frans de Waal. The book is an evolutionary examination of empathy, which de Waal finds examples of in many animals as well as humans. He breaks apa…