Bike Lanes in HRM?

The Coast HRM council twitter is reporting that city hall just voted for paving, but against bike lane extensions.  Aparently 13 councillors all feel bike lanes are un-needed. Anyone who follows me on Facebook or Twitter knows I just spent two weeks in Tuscany with my family, and being the nerd I am, I kept taking pictures of infrastructure. A photo essay will come later, with bus tickets, closed streets, etc, but tonight I want to show how the world read more

For Blaire

The first warning came at my obliquely, a sharp, concerned comment from my wife. “Is there something going on with Blaire?  Your aunt’s Facebook is….” She trails off. She looks at me across the living room, concerned.  I grab my laptop off of the coffee table, nonchalantly snap open the lid, saying “oh yeah, she has been sick for a while again, she isn’t in remission anymore… its been rough.” Power up, log in, online, login, search for Pamela’s page.  read more

Boycotting China

My family made the personal decision to boycott china over a year ago.  This was not an easy decision, as over 60% of retail products are made in China.  It is not impossible, if you are prepared to be disappointed when the cheaper clothing, or less expensive toy for your child at Christmas is always made in China! We have also decided to be flexible, so that if something is simply not available without considerable additional hardship we may still read more

My take on Imagine Our Schools

I gave this presentation last night to HRSB Board Howard Windsor. My name is Waye Mason. I am the chair of a School Advisory Council on the peninsula and I am the publisher of the parents resource, and my children are in elementary and junior high school. It will be difficult to summarize my concerns with the staff report in just five minutes, so let me get straight to the point. The process of consultation run by CS&P was read more

Dr. Disney, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the themepark.

Let’s just lay the cards on the table.  My family is not a normal family.  We are NOT strange like AdamS family strange, nor are we scary like Manson family strange.  But we are different. I work in the music business, Marnie works at the alternative weekly, Rhett has been going to punk rock gigs since he was nine, Emma alternates between Hannah Montana and Acrade Fire as her favorite bands.  Marnie and I just got married after 10 years read more