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Halifax

Oh dear god…

Cindy Littlefair, parent, activist, friend, and editor of Shambala Sun wrote this blushworthy blog for the Heralds website…. *cringe* 🙂 The Near North by :: Cindy Littlefair Birth of a District Posted by: Cindy Littlefair 01/31/2007 07:59AM Anyone consuming local media in the last few months would have come across stories to do with the proposed closure of three peninsula elementary schools. The Halifax Regional School Board had announced in the fall that construction of – read more –

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test post

I am testing to see how well the ability to post via email works. Why? Because for whatever reason I have been able to make sure that the Citadelschools.ca website is updated before anyone else when it comes to some of these education issues. I wanted to be able to webpost FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY. Tomorrow I will webpost from INSIDE the HRSB Board meeting.

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Halifax

The Red Room at the Ledge, and the dirty truth about my day.

Today was a study in contrasts. I took today off work to finish the trim work in the kitchen. My Dad came over and we worked with his nailgun to get the quarterround and other trim in to “finish the kitchen” which has been something we have been “finishing” for over two years. Around 10am I got an email from Leonard Preyra, the Halifax Citadel MLA and an all around outstanding fellow. I have been – read more –

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Halifax

Speechifiying

I spoke at the Westmount School Associating meeting and the University Neighbourhood Watch Meeting last night. I am becoming a real activist guy, I suppose, as we gear up for the first Citadel District School Association meeting. The poor parents at Westmount were just stunned, it really is a neutron star worth of dense data I present in a 12 minute package. The homeowners at UNWA were very aware of the issues, as the meeting – read more –

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Web Geek
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Web Geek

Redesign

I think I am either going to tweak or redesign my website. I like it but I don’t love it. I may break it into two totally different sections, personal interested and business. The big thing is I think I will use the new Dell laptop that I have for demoing the Ticketpro software, so that it will work and look good on a Windows box, instead of being totally broken like it has in – read more –

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So much to do

My life is being submerged by a tsunami of education related issues. I will be up tonight until midnight finishing the actual paying work not getting done while doing other things all day on that file. In non-education related stuff – its HPX time! Final report is almost done, final financial are almost done, yearly operating grant and a dozen other funding applications are all going out the door. The most exciting part is a – read more –

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Education

Of Myspace, Politics, and other

Short bullet posts seem order of the day today. * I am amused how many dear old friends are suddenly on myspace… when Ben and I created our personal and HPX pages everyone was younger than Ben, and he was 23 at the time. Then slowly the core mid to late twenty set of volunteers and coordinators all registered, then nine or ten months ago, people in their 30s started showing up. Now pretty much – read more –

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TV

My life is a little empty right now. The mid-season does not start until January 20th or so. I am captivated by a series of quirky shows right now… Lost, Heros, and Battlestar Galactica. I am a nerd, always have been, and I love the Sci-Fi tinged stuff. Will saving the cheerleader save the world? Will they ever get off the island? Will they ever find a planet called… earth? This are the urgent questions – read more –

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Education

Public Consultation, not whitewash.

Mr Windsor, Minister Casey, It was with a some surprise and frustration that I recently received an email and then handout from HRSB staff announcing that the meeting between the Superintendent Carol Olsen and the SAC members from three Halifax schools slated for closure is being billed as a “Community Consultation.” I have attached the document being circulated to the school community. Unfortunately, this meeting is not community consultation. While the meeting is no longer – read more –

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So much to do, so little time

I must be becoming an old man. There are a million things that are going on I am interested in, and some of them are things I have wanted to get involved with for years and years. What is interesting is I know, now, that I just don’t have time to do these things. I don’t have time to do anything, really. The last two weeks have involved a lot of thinking and some work – read more –