1. I am not a fact-checker.
2. I am not a journalist.
3. I am not a writer with a column in Esquire.
BUT WE’RE GONNA DO THIS THING ANYWAY.
Earlier today, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a 24-year-old reservist, was killed – gunned down while standing guard at the National War Memorial, steps away from Parliament Hill.
Cue shock. Horror. Incredulity. Tears.
Followed by reflection. Commentary. Punditry. Partisanship.
The latter was worst on Twitter. It always is.
But the pièce de résistance – the cake-taker, if you will – was this piece by Esquire’s Stephen Marche: Canada, The Idea, Is In Pieces
Let’s read it together, shall we?
Aaaaand … we’re back.
Took a brief hiatus to focus more on paid writing but you all were never far from mind. No fair blaming me for that — if you all paid me, these last three sentences would have added about $50 to my bank account. Insert unironic smilie here.
We’re back, with this: the host of a local current affairs program took to the show’s blog to say some mind-bogglingly obtuse comments about why it’s hard to book women for his show.
A week or so ago, I found out about an event — a fundraiser — for my political party of choice. I saw the invitation and decided quickly that it wasn’t for me. Last night, the rest of Twitter saw the promotional piece and promptly asploded. Here’s the item in question: