Author Archives: Shawn
Autism Services Overhaul (Writing My MPP)
Here is a letter I wrote to my MPP: Doug Downey, How has your week, and your staff’s week, been going? At the good end of the spectrum, I hope. I read that the PC Government was moving to increase spending on the diagnosis of autism.2 This is great news, and will probably save money […]
Health Care Super Agency (Writing My MPP)
Here is a letter I wrote to my MPP: Doug Downey, I hope you are in good health today. As you know, information about the so-called health care super agency has been in the press lately. I read over the comments from healthcare workers, advocates and experts. It seems that many believe that removing local […]
Falling Out with Germs, Guns & Steel and Jared Diamond
I don’t remember how I first heard of the book Germs, Guns & Steel. I was fascinated by it when I read it 8 years ago. It was thoughtful, had lots of data, and built on the history I already knew. I was so inthralled after a few chapters that I started to keep a […]
Full Day Kindergarten (Writing My MPP)
We cannot afford to end full day kindergarten.
Class Size Hard Cap (Writing My MPP)
The letter I wrote to my MPP about the Ford Governments statements that they may remove hard caps on class sizes.
Schedule 10 Removal (Writing My MPP)
Writing to say I’m glad schedule 10 was removed.
Apparently, BBM lies
BlackBerry Messenger is now a multiplatform messaging service. However, it has some distinct limitation that I would have never known about had I not been able to actually use it on my own phone. By design your history is not saved on BlackBerry servers for what I assume are security reasons. Also, you cannot be […]
Psst! Your agenda is showing! Cosmos & Bruno
When people become obsessed they begin to see everything through one lens. For example, people who are against the gay will see ‘the gay’ everywhere. And worse, they attribute it to the Gay Agenda. This makes for the comical situation of anything remotely not anti-gay becomes part of an overwhelming gay conspiracy to destroy straight […]
Art Collection of the Obama’s circa 1996
Back in 1996 the New Yorker posted these interviews that included photos of the Obama’s apartment. Some people were a little confused about what the works of art surrounding them were. I thought it might be fun to actually look them up. The first picture frame on the left contains two images of classical Thai dancers […]