Tax magic

  I’m staring at my tax bill and feeling a bit depressed. It isn’t the money – it isn’t a huge amount and we have it available – it is the seemingly endless parade of stories in the media of our senators, our MLAs, and our premiers blatently wasting tax payer money on personal trips…

Tax magic was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

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Our big questions – part 4: circling from awkward to graceful (and back)

I listen to a lot of storytelling podcasts, so I’m afraid I don’t remember where I heard the story, but someone was talking about a horribly embarrassing situation and how one young person responded: “Awkward.” The storyteller, an older man, expressed admiration for a generation for whom the major value scale is graceful versus awkward,…

Our big questions – part 4: circling from awkward to graceful (and back) was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic

Link roundup: sacrifice

I have always been a bit interested in the idea of sacrifice. I remember listening in fascinated horror to the stories of human sacrifice when I visited the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza when I was about 12 years old. Though I have used the various myths of Gods who sacrifice themselves for the crops…

Link roundup: sacrifice was originally published on We're Made of Mud and Magic