Monthly Archives: November 2012

Sidebar, Your Honour: November 2012

Lady of the Month Portrait of the Month Team of the Month Speakology “[Star Wars] Stormtroopers don’t know anything about lasers. They’re blue-collar workers.” -Arnau, Safety Not Guaranteed, 2012

Medical Marijuana in Canada: Resources and Notes

The recent legislation in Colorado and Washington, which permits adults to carry and use small amounts of marijuana, has brought the American “War on Drugs” to a confusing place. In Mexico, where drug-linked violence constantly disrupts life for Mexicans, President Felipe Calderon states that this allowance by the American government restricts their “moral authority” to demand […]

Squeezing Out the Slave

This talk is like stamping new coins. They pile up, while the real work is done outside by someone digging in the ground. -Rumi, Trans. Coleman Barks Lights go out all over the world, but the vision of what was illuminated remains on the retinas and in the mind. Then there are those that illuminate, […]

A Study in Scarlet: The Quiet Creation of an Archetype

For those that are familiar with the text, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1887 A Study in Scarlet is perhaps best known for its introduction of the character of Sherlock Holmes. A persona that has become synonymous with detection and logic, Sherlock Holmes is seminal and positively implacable – a reality that later lead Conan Doyle […]