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5 myths about native plants

Why is it that sometimes the things closest to us are the least understood? Here’s a quick myth-busting guide to native plants with some gorgeous options for adding “local colour” to a garden in Southern Ontario. 711 more words

Southern Ontario

2/18: Stephen Wright’s Going Native, Borges’s New Refutation of Time, the Best Kind of Mystery and Cultural Imperialism

#1: Read Stephen Wright’s Going Native, a more recent book billed as a mystery. It’s about 300 pages, and halfway through I thought the genre label had pulled one over on me, but by the end I could see the mystery and it was brilliant. 768 more words

Going native

I’m so far behind with my updates, so I’ll just start out with a nice happening from TODAY! On my way home from training I was asked for directions!! 695 more words

Going native: Fosters Comedy Award

I missed this story from a couple of years ago but it nicely illustrates my issue with ‘Native Advertising’. Here, Stewart Lee raised an issue with a Foster’s Comedy Award which sought to celebrate the best act from the last 30 years at Edinburgh. 257 more words

Comedy

The representation of the Orient and women on Twitter: #DonnedOriente

Orientalism is something that I really love. Or better, I love to study and understand the Orientalist perspective that sometimes, even today, is still present. And it is. 808 more words

Just Thoughts

The Art of Walking

Have you ever noticed that your surroundings influence or change the way you walk?
And I’m not talking about something too obvious like from one second to the next performing a moonwalk but rather the more subtle changes in movement like straightening your posture or altering your pace. 900 more words

South Africa

Time to go native, yall. (Chimer Part 1)

In his  1789 work, “Dissertations on the English Language”, Noah Webster (the fellow who created Webster’s dictionary) wrote:

“As an independent nation, our honor requires us to have a system of our own, in language as well as government. 952 more words

Chimer