11 Jun 2018

Dear America: You Don’t Need to Apologize for Trump

I’m a Canadian with many American readers. Those readers know I’ve never been a Trump fan. They know because I’ve written articles like this, this, this, this, this, and this. It’s not uncommon for Americans to apologize to me for Donald Trump. I receive emails and private messages and comments on social media expressing

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08 Jun 2018

Suicide Isn’t Selfish, It’s Desperation

Content Warning: Suicide. When I was 15 years old, I was out riding my dirt bike through an area that is now covered with expensive houses overlooking the city. The location also has a beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains. Perhaps the man I found thought it an appropriate and

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29 May 2018

Make Racists Afraid Again

Roseanne just got cancelled by ABC because of a racist tweet by Barr. The actress referred toValerie Jarrett, who was a senior advisor to President Obama, as: “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.” Wanda Sykes, a consulting producer on the show, had already bailed, tweeting this

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23 May 2018

Choke Down this Motherfucking Green Shit Because It’s Good for You

When I was a boy of about six, I crawled into my mother’s lap as she sat on the couch. We snuggled for a bit, her arms wrapped around me, then her hand felt something slimy. Busted. The green vegetable mixture that had been on my dinner plate was oozing

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