Scripturient: Why are they called The Block?

Seven members of our council are collectively referred to as “The Block” in common parlance. A fitting nickname for a group that includes its leader, the deputy mayor, Brian Saunderson, his five core minions (all newly elected to council this term), and one veteran wannabe (nicknamed the “pledge” in frat house terms). Most folks assume ...

The Disaffected Lib: Caution. This May Make Your Jaw Drop.

The book opens with this mea culpa: “I am a United States Army general, and I lost the Global War on Terrorism,” Lieutenant-General Daniel Bolger begins his history of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. “It’s like Alcoholics Anonymous; step one is admitting you have a problem. Well, I have a problem. So do my peers. ...

THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: The Good Enough Mother/Daughter/Caregiver

Dr. Donald Winnicott (1896-1971) was a British pediatrician and psychoanalyst who developed the theory of the “good enough mother” – a theory that, in my opinion, is highly relevant to caregivers of all ages.  Winnicott described his theory this way: “The good-enough mother…starts off with an almost complete adaptation to her infant’s needs, and as ...

LeDaro: Life lessons: Inspirational

Very interesting video. You judge it for yourself.

calgaryliberal.com: Admitting My Failure

At the Alberta Liberal Party’s annual general meeting in June more than two thirds voted to shut down the supporter system. As someone who championed the system when it was first introduced, and then pushed for it nationally for the federal Liberals, I must admit my failure to both Albertans and to the provincial party. And ...

CalgaryLiberal: No Debate: FawcettFails To Attend Forum

A question that burned through my mind on Tuesday during the Calgary-Klein forum was “How did this guy ever get elected?” How did this guy get in? Fawcett wasn’t prepared. He fumbled. He didn’t have answers, didn’t have positions, and shared very little. This has to end. This Tory didn’t stand for anything. And he opted ...