So things have gotten pretty chaotic around here. A lot more so than most summers. I should be getting the next post in the deconstruction up soon, but I wanted to at least let you guys know what's happening around here. Right now, we're entering RST (Reserve Summer Training) which would normally have me packing … Continue reading Where I’m at…
So those of you following the blog pretty regularly probably noticed that my output has dropped off quite a bit over the last couple of weeks. Part of this is just a lack of proper planning (it can happen to anyone), but there's been a bunch of other stuff happening in my life that I'm … Continue reading How I’m handling COVID-19
Hello everyone! I've been planning this for a while, but the project kept getting bigger and bigger as I went on. It's going to keep growing, but I figured now's as good a time as any to put this out there. So this here's a glossary of terms specific to Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces, … Continue reading Glossary of Terms – March 2019
Sorry I haven't posting to the blog over the last week. I have been dealing with a number of issues, including a loss that has hit my wife (who has commented here previously as Liz) and myself particularly hard. This past weekend, at around five in the morning on Saturday, Liz's father died after a long decline due to PSP … Continue reading Reflecting on a Personal Loss
Hey everyone! Today's Deconstruction Post is scheduled for this evening, but I wanted to take a moment to update everybody on how things are going here at Putting Down Uprising and what my plans are for the near future. First off, for anyone who may be following along with the novel itself, you're going to … Continue reading Blog Admin + Louis Riel
***So this is my 20th Post! I'll have next part of the deconstruction coming up tomorrow, but since this is a (modest) milestone for me, I figured this was a good time to post a slightly more philosophical essay.*** ***Also, like I said in a previous post here, I wrote the first draft of this … Continue reading Why Am I Losing My Shit Over a Stupid Book?
So a couple of new people have started following this blog (Hello! Welcome!) which means I'm no longer just writing for a handful of friends that I see on a regular basis, but other people who are (for now at least) complete strangers. So I figure now's a good time to get out a first … Continue reading Comment Policy!
So this is a bit of an update about how I'm planning to proceed with this blog, as well as some further details about where this whole project came from. Right now I'm trying to get myself into a schedule where I'm publishing a section of the Uprising Deconstruction every Monday morning. In addition to … Continue reading Short Term Plans & More Details
‘Uprising’ by Douglas Bland is a Canadian novel about a race war between Indigenous people and the rest of Canada in which a combination of gratuitously evil rebels and cartoonishly incompetent government results in the destruction of the country itself. The author Douglas Bland is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Canadian Armed Forces who … Continue reading So what’s going on here? [Start Here!]