A look back at 2010

What can I say, 2010 was a good year for me and for my little corner of the web here on Halifax Politics dot ca. The biggest thing for me this year was the end of my ten year reign as the El Supremo and visionary of the Halifax Pop Explosion. I went to the Halifax Pop Explosion board in 2009 and said “folks, this is my last year” and we put an 18 month plan in place to get read more


Education crisis – can a “sustainable” education system actually educate anyone?

Education is suddenly a front burner issue in Nova Scotia.  In an article in Wednesday’s Herald, Premier Dexter had this to say: Dexter said the province has to come to grips with declining enrollments in schools. He said the first place the boards are to look for savings is in administration. “The simple reality of the matter is that we’re working with the boards, we’ve told them where we have to get to,” he said. “If we’re going to have read more


A sailing we will not go, not today, anyway!

So Tuesday and Thursday I teach late in the day, often not leaving campus until 5:30-6pm.  So increasingly those mornings are the days that I have meetings off campus and then scoot over around 10 or 10:30, either in the car if I can arrange it, or on the ferry. So today I run over to get on the ferry, and realize that Woodside does not stop running at 10:22, it stops running at 9:52.   So I missed the ferry.


Five Years of Thoughtful Commentary Spreading Sanity and/or Fear.

October through November is pretty busy for me.  School starts September, but grading, meeting students, and then getting students in the field for Atlantic Film Festival, Halifax Pop Explosion and capping it with Nova Scotia Music Week consume a lot of time. I have a number of half written blogs to blog on my blog but until end of this week I will be submerged in marking, so we shall see what gets out and up on line!







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