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Walk slowly, and drink lots of water.

I wish we lived in a society that made it easier for people to switch between different careers throughout our lives, rather than feeling the social pressure or economic necessity to find a steady career in a single field or industry because of the financial risks and time commitment associated…


The recent announcement about the further easing — or rather elimination of public health and safety measures in Alberta for the ongoing pandemic is both insane and harmful when considered on its own. …


It has been nearly two whole weeks now under this blanket of smoke from the wildfires burning across Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, and I am sick and tired of this fucking smoke.

I miss clear blue skies, and I hate that I have to choose between being outdoors —…


Over the past few days, many people across my social media have been sharing an article about how Iceland successfully trialed a four-day work week without reductions in pay, with the study resulting in some impressive findings including no loss of productivity by workers as well as boosting worker happiness…


I believe that as a society — in general, we fail to recognize the importance of accessible, free, public washrooms. Many of us take for granted the importance of public washrooms because of the availability of washrooms in our own homes and those in private businesses (i.e., cafes, fast food…


I think that one of the major reasons for my discontentment with life under capitalism is that I have already discovered what makes me the happiest — which is spending time with the people I love, so I feel no need to seek more beyond what I already have, and…


Lately, my mom has been having issues with a pair of small, black and white birds, which have been pecking into the wooden siding on their home — to build a nest, I assume. After doing some research, I have learned that these birds are known as Black-capped Chickadees and…


I first read This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom by Martin Hägglund during the summer of 2019, and I found it profoundly transformative for the way I understand our existence and shared societal values under capitalism — so much so that I would regard it as the most important…


I’m sure somebody much smarter than me has already made this connection, but recently I have been thinking about how Hollywood blockbuster movies continually vilify individuals or groups that are opposed to the dominant form of society, regardless of whether or not these entities are actually making a valid argument…


Tonight, I decided to write about things that bring me joy, to try to focus on what I love, rather than things that might be frustrating me, in the hopes that it might cheer up my sour mood of late.

I love a thunderstorm on a hot summer night —…

Phillip Meintzer

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