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Sunday Dinner: Cheesy Salsa Chicken Chili

Sundays are typically quiet affairs where I spend much of the day cleaning and generally preparing for the week ahead. It is also the day I cook myself the meals I need for the coming work week, so much of my Sunday afternoons are spent in the kitchen. In my Sunday Dinner series, I highlight some of my culinary…

The drunk Westerner in Garak-Dong

We all encounter those moments where we realize that the world is much smaller than it ever used to be. Air travel, wireless communications, E-Mail and the Internet all contribute to bringing everyone closer together and providing instant information, sometimes even before we realize we need it. I’ve experienced those in the past as well. A guy I met…

Sunday Dinner: Cream of Broccoli & Chicken Penne

Sundays are typically quiet affairs where I spend much of the day cleaning and generally preparing for the week ahead. It is also the day I cook myself the meals I need for the coming work week, so much of my Sunday afternoons are spent in the kitchen. In my Sunday Dinner series, I highlight some of my culinary…

Tolerating the end of tolerance

Karl Popper’s “Paradox of Tolerance” looks a lot like the world we live in today From time to time, I come across something on my social media feed which brings me back to 2nd year political theory class, which was taught by a tough, pro-Palestinian, anti-American professor who detested the hegemonic political order of our time. George W. Bush…

Sunday Dinner: Steamed Tofu with Fried Kimchi and Pork Belly

Sundays are typically quiet affairs where I spend much of the day cleaning and generally preparing for the week ahead. It is also the day I cook myself the meals I need for the coming work week, so much of my Sunday afternoons are spent in the kitchen. In my Sunday Dinner series, I highlight some of my culinary…

Journal: Making the most of an unexpected staycation

Journal Entry #1 I used to keep a journal, especially when I’m on the road. Given that I was supposed to be travelling this week, I thought it a fitting time for me to post a rambling, completely unedited, late-night thought. It provides for a welcome change from curing several years worth of past articles, essays and blog posts,…

Sunday Dinner: Tortilla Chicken Lasagna

Sundays are typically quiet affairs where I spend much of the day cleaning and generally preparing for the week ahead. It is also the day I cook myself the meals I need for the coming work week, so much of my Sunday afternoons are spent in the kitchen. In my Sunday Dinner series, I highlight some of my culinary…

Just another opinion (and legal questions) on the Omar Khadr issue

Double jeopardy, the child soldier argument and the rampant hypocrisy of those defending the government’s apology Much has been made about the payment to Omar Khadr, who is deemed responsible for a death and a life-altering eye injury of US armed service members during the US-led invasion of Afghanistan. The payment to Khadr, made quietly and cashed immediately has…

Sunday Dinner: A rerun of my ‘Food for Thought’ article

Sundays are typically quiet affairs where I spend much of the day cleaning and generally preparing for the week ahead. It is also the day I cook myself the meals I need for the coming work week, so much of my Sunday afternoons are spent in the kitchen. In my┬áSunday Dinner┬áseries, I highlight some of my culinary concoctions. This…

Chaos and dysfunction: The story of BC’s current legislature

Like it or not, the people of British Columbia voted for an evenly divided provincial legislature It’s the olympics of political gamesmanship in British Columbia. The governing Liberals, incumbents since 2001, are poised to lose power to a leftist coalition led by John Horgan’s New Democratic Party and supported by Andrew Weaver’s record-setting contingent of Green Party MLAs. The…