The rate of US federal gun prosecutions has actually declined under Obama

, February 15, 2013

Here’s an interesting item that I shared on @nomoregundeaths this morning. Despite the American gun lobby’s insistence that Barack Obama is coming to take everyone’s guns away, Mother Jones has noted that federal weapons prosecutions have declined under his administration, to their lowest levels nearly a decade. In fairness, the decline has less to do with Obama’s policies […]

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She’s watching my language

, February 14, 2013

My daughter can barely speak, but it’s becoming clear that she understands at least some of what we’re saying. My wife spent some time this morning asking her to point to various people and things in the room, and just about every time, she got it right. Moments like these are as surprising as they […]

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#BellLetsTalk about mental health (and how much we hate the phone company)

, February 12, 2013

Today’s the day the good people at Bell are hosting their Let’s Talk campaign to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental health issues in Canada. So far, it’s also turned out to be a good day to vent about Bell, its competitors, and phone companies in general. In addition to promoting discussion, Bell […]

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There’s no such thing as “vacation” these days, and I don’t mind at all

, February 11, 2013

“Just because I’m still on vacation,” I tweeted this morning, “doesn’t mean I can’t get up at 6:00 AM with my kid.” Within minutes, I got a reply from my friend and fellow parent Mike Beltzner, reminding me that all “vacation” means these days is “a period of time when I don’t go to work.” […]

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The “two weeks of content” rule

, February 6, 2013

I’m one of those suckers who keeps thinking he’s got a good idea for a blog. Week after week, a new idea hits me. “Forget writing a single-serving take on this issue on one of many my existing outlets!” I think. “I need to create a whole new platform for this unproven idea!” I’ve gotten […]

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Listen, don’t visit for a minute, okay?

, February 5, 2013

I got an email from my web hosting provider this morning, advising me that they’d suspended service at Apparently, if you code your own signup form, and you let it reside online for three or four years without any checks or updates, some unscrupulous individual can come along and hack it for spamming purposes. […]

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A year of amazing women

, February 4, 2013

One year ago today, my daughter was born. In fact, at around this point in the morning, they wheeled my recovering wife away and left me alone with a brand new baby. A year ago exactly, we were sitting alone in a delivery room, gawking at each other and wondering “Well, what now?” It’s an […]

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