I know that Bill Whitefish is laying out the organization of the NPA using a white board and a hand drawn chart, but it really does feel like a Power Point presentation. The way we just move from one topic to another is too much like a clicking over to the next slide in the … Continue reading 15-Politics as Usual?
As I've said before, this deconstruction started originally as a project for National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo is an online challenge where you sign up to write a novel (50,000 words or more) in one month. I’d completed the challenge before writing pure fiction, but a few years back, as I was battling a serious … Continue reading 14-“Quotation Marks”
***It’s not my intent to make this blog into a ‘current events’ commentary. This is mainly because there’s so much weirdness happening right now that I’d burst a vein in my head trying to keep up, but also because, while I may have a layman’s grasp on a pretty wide variety of issues, I’m only … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Protests…
By now Alex Gabriel has been walked from one end of the super-secret command post to the other, something we’re told the people who work here don’t get to do thanks to an army of security guards who themselves have the run of the compound. He has passed through several of the colour-coded work areas, … Continue reading 13-Has Douglas Bland even _seen_ the movie version?
The 1993 movie ‘In the Name of the Father’ is a film based on the real life story of Irishman Gerry Conlon, who was one of the ‘Guilford Four;’ a group of innocent men wrongly convicted of a lethal IRA bombing. The whole movie is excellent (although not without controversy given that the script departed … Continue reading Film Studies – In the Name of the Father
***A lot of the material discussed in this next section deals with the Akwesasne Reserve and makes reference to the the Mohawk Nation and Oka Crisis of 1990. For a detailed military history of these events, I can recommend Timothy Wineguard’s Oka: A Convergence of Cultures and the Canadian Forces as an excellent military history, … Continue reading 12-Super Secret Command Post
***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?