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Happy St-Paddy’s Day From Sister Sage’s Musings

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I leave you with some Irish folk tunes!

Of course, what collection of Irish folk songs on St-Paddy’s Day would be complete without a version of “Whiskey jar”. My favourite version of the song, however, is from American Folk legends, The Kingston Trio in 1963 (I . . . → Read More: Happy St-Paddy’s Day From Sister Sage’s Musings

Haven’t Been Around Much…Here’s to hoping for a CK Come Back

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Before I begin this post, I know I haven’t been around for awhile and hadn’t posted much in the past year.  Too many events happened and I won’t go into everything, at least, not at this time, but I will elaborate on a few. Since Fall, three significant events occurred:

1) My partner . . . → Read More: Haven’t Been Around Much…Here’s to hoping for a CK Come Back

BC Election

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BC elections are funny, sad and scary all at the same time.  (warning, following BC politics can cause sleeplessness and depression.  Any consumers who feel depressed after following BC politics should immediately turn off the computer/TV/radio and seek vitamin D, hence my recent silence on the blog.)

 

This morning I got an . . . → Read More: BC Election

On Remembrance Day…

Tweet      It has been just over a year since my son returned home from the War in Afghanistan.  He walked through those gates and into the arms of his fiance and met his son, just 6 days old, for the first time.  I am so unspeakably thankful that he came home whole, physically . . . → Read More: On Remembrance Day…

Element

Tweet I would have to characterize Myself As a root vegetable. I am not aerie, or flighty. not even in the treetops… Not a mariner nor a swimmer Maybe a toe dipper… I am most comfortably at home with my toes in the loam with the scent of the earth and the warmth of . . . → Read More: Element

The Cure (for what ails us)

Tweet Everybody I have come across lately share a common thread.  We are all experiencing a general malaise.  Downright bitchy even.  I know I have been feeling that way.  Frustrated, out of sorts and unable to articulate exactly why.  Hence my recent lack of blogposts. But then it occurred to me.  It doesn’t feel . . . → Read More: The Cure (for what ails us)

So Long Prog Blog or A Fundamental Stand In Defense of Women’s Rights

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First off, many are going to ask themselves why I’ve come to this Prog Blog dust up so late. It happened about one week ago and you can see the details here and a goodly round up of the events that transpired here. There is also an excellent write up from Dr Dawg here worth a . . . → Read More: So Long Prog Blog or A Fundamental Stand In Defense of Women’s Rights

The Spirit of Conservative Giving

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Cartoon Representation May Not Be 100% Accurate, Much Like Adler's Own Musings

After reading a recent post by resident cranky old man of Sun News Network Charles Adler I decided to take Adler’s advice; write a letter to the PM.

I’ve of course done this before, but never in this vein. I decided to . . . → Read More: The Spirit of Conservative Giving

Happy Halloween From Stevie & His Pitbull!

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I think that pic should be on the Pmo ‘s business cards. What say you?

Happy Halloween from Sister Sage ‘s Musings!

I am a blogger. I am not a journalist.

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I am a left-of-centre progressive. I do not pretend to be neutral. I am a blogger. I am not a journalist.

I do not take money under the table from political parties, lobbyists or special interest groups. In fact, I make no money from blogging. I am a blogger. I am not a . . . → Read More: I am a blogger. I am not a journalist.

Canada’s Shame

Tweet We are mute with shame here in Canada.  Shame for our Professional Media.  Even our beloved CBC doesn’t have the decency to cover the new American Revolution.  You were there for Egypt, you covered the hell out of Libya, sickeningly slick graphics and foreboding intro music and all.  But when our biggest trading . . . → Read More: Canada’s Shame

A CK Special Birthday Edition — Fun Facts About 1967

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Well, boys ‘n’ girls, it is the Birth Anniversary of your humble scribe. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I gave away my age. Move on. Before I go on, I have noticed some  of the fools from Nexus have stopped by today. The least you coulda done was left a Birth Anniversary wish! Yeesh! You’re . . . → Read More: A CK Special Birthday Edition — Fun Facts About 1967

Dear Jack…

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I have tried three times this week to compose this letter, each time only to trail off in a cloud of tears. Here it goes.

First of all, I want to thank you for your selfless service to your country. We talked about service when I asked you about the F-35 sole sourced . . . → Read More: Dear Jack…

It Is That Time Once Again Where I Look For New Contributors To Sister Sage’s Musings

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Boys ‘n’ girls, as you know, I am always looking for new contributors to Sister Sage’s Musings and there is a link at this site for this purpose for those interested. However, I am putting out a casting call so to speak for new contributors in this post.  If you’re progressive (center-left/left) of . . . → Read More: It Is That Time Once Again Where I Look For New Contributors To Sister Sage’s Musings

Just Sayin’

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Yeesh!! I am aware that this post is not going to make me any friends, for it will piss off a few progressive bloggers.  But, as a disillusioned Quebecker observing some of these blog posts, I need to make a few obervations.  If this is going to brand me as some partisan hack . . . → Read More: Just Sayin’

on becoming human

Tweet As I lay in bed listening to the chorus of birdsong this morning, a thought occurred to me.  The reason Progressives keep failing in our mission to create a more humane world is simple.  As Progressive people, we have a well developed sense of empathy, we really want a better world for everyone, . . . → Read More: on becoming human

CK Now Exists Again

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While Blogger was experiencing their difficulties where their clients were locked out of their own sites and such, I was going through some similar issues with my wordpress site here.  I was locked out, with error messages telling me my user name was invalid.  A little later, I looked at my posts and . . . → Read More: CK Now Exists Again

I Have Seen The Light! Farewell Progressive Bloggers!

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Yes I have seen the light indeedy!  This will also come as a complete shock to my co-bloggers and anyone who has ever contributed here, as well as those ladies at Dammit Janet who nominated Sister Sage’s Musings for best feminist blog at the Canadian Blog Awards.

I was born again this morning.  . . . → Read More: I Have Seen The Light! Farewell Progressive Bloggers!

Be Heard On March Third: Say No To Stealth Fighters

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Ceasefire.ca, the public arm of the Rideau Institute, in conjunction with rabble.ca has stated that March 3rd is the official day of action for all those who want to speak out against the purchase of Stealth Fighters by the Conservative Canadian government. If you want to be kept in the loop, go to . . . → Read More: Be Heard On March Third: Say No To Stealth Fighters

RIP Penlan

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Anybody who had/has a progressive blog probably had “Penlan” come by to leave her remarks or if on Twitter, probably had some kind of interaction with her.

I just learned from Twitter and various blogs that she has passed away yesterday.

I only got to know her on line. She was a gentle . . . → Read More: RIP Penlan