There is nothing wrong with your house

Whether presented as a self-improvement project (update your house lest you be judged for owning a dated one) or a form of self-care (renovate because it will make you feel better), the home remodel is presented as both remedy and requirement. Instead of falling prey to this thinking, take a moment to consider this simple idea: There […]

This tiny house is a good start, but it won’t solve the urban housing problem

This concept for a three-story tiny house that fits in the footprint of a parking space is a neat idea, but the initial prototype has some fairly obvious flaws. It has no kitchen or running water because it’s “based on the reasoning that someone living in the middle of an urban neighborhood could get food elsewhere […]

NaNoWriMo 2017

I think I’m going to do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year. It’ll be the first time in years that I’ve participated, but it’ll at least give me a reason to write a lot. The end result will likely suck, but that’s OK. NaNoWriMo is ultimately about quantity over quality. If there’s a kernel of […]

Response to a post on Mastodon…

@mpjgregoire @kepstin True, but when a family with an annual household income of $200,000 thinks they’re middle class, it’s a bit silly. That’s double the median income of even a wealthy province like Alberta. Those people have very different class interests than a single person bringing home $30,000-45,000 a year. They might both say […]