Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day: More interesting posts

I am not getting much else done today, but I have to say that my understanding of poverty and my vision of what can be done has been increasing. Here is another roundup of the most interesting blog posts I have read related to Blog Action Day 2008. Out of poverty with dignity: Sounds like… Read More Blog Action Day: More interesting posts

Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day: A little does go a long way

Poverty exists everywhere in the world, but its face changes from continent to continent, from country to country, from region to region. The very definition of poverty also changes; some people consider themselves poor because they can’t go overseas during the holidays, while others consider themselves poor because they can’t afford to eat more than… Read More Blog Action Day: A little does go a long way

Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day: Some interesting posts

So I have just spent the last hour reading up on what other bloggers have to say about poverty, and I have to say, I’m really impressed. It’s heartwarming and encouraging to know that there are so many people who care out there. Here are (for now) some of my favorites. I plan to waste… Read More Blog Action Day: Some interesting posts

Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day: an Introduction

Things aren’t going well. Surprise, surprise. So how can we change them? As Al Gore explained quite eloquently in his book The Assault on Reason now more than ever we need to be well informed and be part of the political process if we want things to change. One great way is through the Internet,… Read More Blog Action Day: an Introduction

Blog Action Day

88 Ways to Take Action Against Poverty Right Now

October 15th is Blog Action Day, and already blogs are teeming with ideas of what we can do to help combat poverty. I’m all about grassroots projects, so this particularly appeals to me. I have taken the liberty of posting a list of 88 ways to take action again poverty right now. While there are… Read More 88 Ways to Take Action Against Poverty Right Now

Opinion

So much for giving thanks…

Things didn’t seem to go as well as they did for me last week-end, certainly not in Toronto, where a “Violent Thanksgiving weekend in Toronto area claims eight lives“. THE CANADIAN PRESS – TORONTO – A violent and bloody holiday weekend across the Toronto area claimed at least eight lives. On Thanksgiving Monday, police were… Read More So much for giving thanks…

General

Election day in Canada!

Don’t forget to vote!

General

Twenty-four worldwide air traffic

Pretty amazing!

Funny, General

The mystery of Google Trends

Sometimes, when I ponder on the not so many ways I have to increase this blog’s readership, I am very tempted to blog about things that are popular rather than things that I like to blog about. For example, Google Trends has been telling me that, during the last 20 days, over half of the… Read More The mystery of Google Trends

General

When complex is easy

Sometimes, the most complex concepts can be explained in the simplest of ways… I wish that had been the case with college calculus…