Website Update

I have been having a lot of fun learning the ins and outs of WordPress 3.0.  This new theme on Halifax Politics dot ca is amazing, most of what I love about it works automatically with WP 3.0 support. I have also discovered a one stop shop for commenting and comment authentication called DISQUS.  Very very cool, threaded comments, spam filter, and tracks twitter and other traffic. Because of how amazing DISQUS is, and how easy to use, I am read more


Would you like your pork with a side of “vision”? – Convention Centre 2 Debate a Reminder of the Worst of NS Political Culture

Like most polarizing political moments, it seems like there are two camps on the new convention center. – the pro development at all costs camp, and the save the view camp.


Gas Price Regulation Failure, a Pictorial Essay


On Stadiums, Summer Concerts, and Business Columns – Concerts in HRM Part 1

Look closely at that picture over there. Rolling Stones, right? Halifax, or Moncton show? Neither. That my loyal readers is a picture of the Rolling Stones at Frank Clair Field in Landsdowne Park in Ottawa. The concert took place in a stadium. Let’s talk about stadiums. In the Chronicle Herald yesterday (Wednesday Oct 5) the columnist for (corrected, I thought he was editor) the business section, Roger Taylor, wrote a column that included the sentiment that “If there was seating 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