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Zayn Malik and what social media tells young people.

Let me level with you all, I’m not very clued up on the ins and outs of pop music. I have a young daughter who tells me that 1D are the coolest thing in the world, she claims regularly that in her 6 years she has never loved anyone more than she loves… 793 more words


The Tulisa affair is all about politics.

I’ve always admired Tulisa, she’s a woman who grew up in a working class neighbourhood hanging around with the same people she went to school with and saw everyday. 928 more words


Moments: On smoothies and small victories

“I’m having a bad day,” I complained to my friend Memphis Paul, the co-founder of this blog.

I had him on speakerphone as I went through a drive-through window. 358 more words

Popular Culture

What Not To Wear

He says, ‘I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing.’ That tells me that there is clothing that’s improper for a Christian woman. Alright? 3,747 more words


Brief thought exercise: what songs MUST you play at a wedding reception?

Went to my cousin’s wedding this past weekend, so had been thinking about this. Obviously this question is a bit nuanced and contextual, even though it probably seems dumb on face: one of the great things about a wedding is that it typically houses 3-4 generations of two families, so musical tastes are going to differ and you need to get a few different looks going to appease the grandparent-level (who often… 717 more words

Fundamental Explainers

Celebrating Our Exhibitions, Fairs & Rodeo Roots

Even though the Calgary Stampede, Edmonton’s Klondike Days and Winnipeg’s Red River Ex have ended for the year, it is the season for stampede and exhibition-style competition and fun. 410 more words