Monthly Archives: April 2016

Turkey jails two journalists for republishing Charlie Hebdo cartoon

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey is becoming increasingly Islamist, increasingly oppressive, and increasingly regressive (are those all synonyms)? This once vibrant and largely secular country is now an oligarchy, and it’s forbidden…

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Advise about Professional Writing

The lesson of Harper Lee is that while people have a book in them, it is often the editor who makes it a novel. Nina’s Rules of Writer-ing Writing is not talking about what you will write. Writing is for an … Continue reading

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Pirate Cove: Elvis Bootleg LPs

Elvis’ Greatest Shit: the 1980s Bootleg that mocked RCA while becoming something of fan collectible. It copied RCA design with a National Enquirer overlay on the cover and put advertisements for other offerings: including Elvis and Nixon the Duet Album, … Continue reading

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2016, April 28 – 2016 – SryPlcMall

Dear readers, I just did a fun outing with my sister and niece to Surrey Place Mall, or rather Central City, with the SFU tower and the Translink hub. So car ride, outing of 2 hours, had a wheat grass … Continue reading

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Pop Up Culture Reference Meme Commentary

Meta-entertainment and breaking the 4th wall, narrative for editorial and not explanatory – show don’t tell. Archetypes and Icons – Iconclastism Referential                       hmm. I think I need to narrow the parameters, back … Continue reading

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Rules of Writing: Writer’s Groups

Writers are the most paranoid, mistrustful, suspicious group to talk to,  they also have to have a rejection proof hide. It is challenging to be in writer’s groups and each genre and demographics has it’s own quirks. The main groups … Continue reading

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Canada and Parenting in Court

While America is beginning to finally prosecute parents who use religion instead of medical treatment for their children, Canada is including other non-reality based thinking. 2 parents convicted of their child’s death owing to lack of medical diagnosis because they … Continue reading

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Asra Nomani discusses the eternal issue of the hijab this Saturday in Chicago

Originally posted on Why Evolution Is True:
I’m an admirer of the work of Asra Nomani, a journalist, cofounder of The Muslim Reform Movement, and author of Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam. I’ve posted about her…

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A Pacific salmon hub is under threat

Originally posted on Warrior Publications:
Wet’suwet’en leaders showing their solidarity with the Tsimshian at Lelu Island. Photo: Skeena Media. by Carl Safina, National Georgraphic Ocean views, April 26, 2016 The Skeena River snakes out of fir-lined fjords on the misty…

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Philippines: Anniversary of Battle of Mactan

Originally posted on Warrior Publications:
Battle of Mactan mural in Cebu, Fort San Pedro painting, Philippines;  scene depicts the leader of the Mactan warriors, Lapu-Lapu killing Magellan, commander of the Spanish forces. On this day in 1521 Indigenous peoples on…

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