Some Up: March 22nd- 28th

Article: The Ship………Is Stuck (Buzzfeed News)

At time of writing, the Ever Given is stuck in the Suez Canal, blocking millions of dollars of consumer goods every day. And the internet responded with excellent memes. Because, really, what else is there to do?

Another perspective from The Atlantic here.

Covid Support: Helping artists adapt during the pandemic (Government of BC)

Near and dear to my heart, I am so pleased to hear that there is new supports being made available to arts and culture organizations in our province. It has been a devastating year for the industry, and any hope and support is so vital.

Article: Canada’s forests actually emit more carbon than they absorb — despite what you’ve heard on Facebook (CBC News)

This is an interesting counter the common knowledge arguments that have been widely circulated for several years.

Article: Pro-Trump lawyer says ‘no reasonable person’ would believe her election lies (The Guardian)

I acknowledge that there is an element of theatre in good persuasive arguments, but the arguments this lawyer used caused actual harm (as demonstrated by the January 6th riots). This level of rhetoric is unacceptable and dangerous. Backing away now without facing the harm caused is wildly inappropriate.

Podcast: Surrogacy on the Stand (History This Week)

This look into an aspect of family life is fascinating – the dynamics of power and money, biological motherhood and bodily autonomy is so convoluted and it has ramifications even for today.

Article: ‘It’s silly’: Director of Bigfoot movie thanks campaign by Alberta’s energy war room (CBC News)

After the Alberta government’s war room took umbrage with the animated children’s flick, it comes as a surprise to no one that viewership is up. The government’s response l, which ultimately had the exact opposite intended effect, likely drew viewers directly l to the movie. A movie, that honestly, many would not have otherwise heard of.

Podcast: Elián González (You’re Wrong About)

This is a nuanced look at the the complex political situation that lead to the raid that is so indelibly tied in our memories.

Vox has a good perspective here.

Article: An open letter to Alternative Medicine (Healthy Debate)

I found this article through the excellent Jen Gunter, but I like how it articulates so many concerns I have about the alternative healthcare industry. Best intentions does not mean the best option.

Local Spot: Pinkchee Blossom (Flourish BeauTea)

I’ve raved about this spot before but the springtime drink is absolute perfection – lychee and cherry blossom!

A light pink drink with a flower blossom floating inside.
Pinkchee Blossom! Springtime delight!

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