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Generation Jobless

The CBC’s Doc Zone has put out a documentary about the situation of recent University graduates in Canada. It’s called Generation Jobless. You can watch it online here. I have only seen the trailer so far, but it’s interesting. An … Continue reading

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Links of the week

I’ve been busy, so updates have been slow – my apologies. Here are two very cool links for the moment: Directory of Open Access Journals. Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages. … Continue reading

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A new skill and a foraging book

I’m busy this morning darning some socks. Darning socks is a lot easier than I thought it would be. Still, it takes some time. There are a few ways to do it and innumerable Youtube videos out there to guide … Continue reading

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The Technological Society

As with the last book reviewed, this post is about the book half-read. In The Technological Society, Jacques Ellul meticulously goes through the effects of “technique” on society. He is very quick to point out that “technique” is not machinery … Continue reading

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Links of the Week

It’s December, so what better thing to think about than plants and gardening? No, seriously. This year was the first year I had my own planter garden growing. It took me a while to plan it! So now, when you … Continue reading

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Tales from the Wild Wood

For the last little while, I’ve been watching an interesting show: Tales from the Wild Wood. It’s a six-part series presented by Rob Penn. Here he is hanging out next to a chainsaw: In this show, he’s taken over 50 … Continue reading

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The Localization Reader

This is not a very good review of The Localization Reader. More like a few notes. For a better review, click here. Right, so now onto a few short notes. It’s interesting that the book’s subtitle is Adapting to the … Continue reading

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