Month: March 2014


Can a school discipline a student for behaviour outside of school?


Apparently not. Riley Stratton from Minnesota won her lawsuit against her school claiming that they violated her constitutional rights of free speech and privacy. She was forced to reveal her Facebook password to her school. When she was 12 she typed some things on Facebook expressing her dislike/hatred for a...

The Cosmos


Carl Sagan's The Cosmos was one of my favourite television shows of all time.  It wasn't just that it was intellectually stimulating, there was also an emotional or even spiritual dimension that drew me in.  I was in awe of the beauty and complexity of the cosmos and caught the...

Queue Cutters and Moral Retardation


I live near the Canada/USA border.  At several of the crossings, there is a side street that, when border lineups are very long, can take you a long way toward the front of the line. These occasions afford us an uncomfortable glimpse into the human soul. It drives me crazy...