are those of author and not necessarily anyone else

Daniel’s F. Dickinson’s thoughts on politics, people’s behaviour (especially towards one another), science, arts and culture, and more

Progress is possible

Despite all the terrible things in the news these days, the world can make progress, and I personally have been succeeding in moving forward.

Keeping it real

Nope, this isn’t about mental illness (at least not mine), but about avoiding “the Kool-Aid / rabbit holes / appealing conspiracies”. Ironically, this is less comfortable and a harder reality.

Avoiding manipulation, not politics

I believe the ‘silent majority’ is not uninterested in politics; they are simply fed up with political manipulation and misrepresentation (among other things).

And I carry a teal umbrella

My neck is wide, my legs are strong, and I carry a teal umbrella. I am a man who knows himself and fears little.I defy intolerance, and go where I will.

Big topics, small thoughts (updated)

Brought on by the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, the ‘Freedom Convoy’, panic attacks, and the general state of politics, I wander through the minefield of the modern culture wars and trip a few.

Job search hesitancy

With the relaxation of Covid-related restrictions there are many people asking the question “I want to work, but do I want a job?”. This is generally not in the sense of wanting to become self-employed but hesitancy about returning to what has been a largely unhealthy workplace culture. In many ways going to work has felt like we’ve gotten spam instead of the ham we were promised.

Think for yourself — not your guru

Just because your ‘guru’ makes a clever argument, it doesn’t make following them ’thinking for yourself’

Municipal meanderings

In a recent letter to editor of MidlandToday.ca I wrote that “We need to give municipalities the legal and financial tools to be able to ensure the safety, well-being and success of all residents”. I now add that we also need to make sure councils are not dysfunctional.

Single is great except biology hates me

I’ve been single most of my life except for a brief disastrous marriage and am currently single and happy except that biology hates me.