As the Home Issue draws near its close, Drew Gough revisits the time he spent living abroad and argues that once you leave, you're always gone. He calls this modern, privileged affliction the nomad's curse.
The Home Issue continues with an important lesson: home can be a vacation, too. Bradley Prouse tells us all about what a few days of self-enforced idleness can bring. You know, stuff like a wine rack and an answer to the question "If we’re all good and want to be productive, why are people shitty and lazy?"
The Home Issue continues with TOL first-timer Jacklyn Guay's look into the stuff that makes up home. She explains how our concept of self is something precious, and the dangers of allowing it to defined by the things we have. Or don't have.
The Home Issue continues with David Moscrop's look at home as something born of moments of alienation, as a fleeting thing that we can never go back to. As the impossible attempt to return from the land of the young.
The summer after my sister left the hospital, for the first time in years, everyone was at the lake; my aunts and uncles and cousins from across the continent found an unlikely pocket of time to be together. Truths began to emerge, told as they always are in our family as anecdotes. The time everyone quit their jobs for a summer and rented a cottage, living from unemployment cheque to unemployment cheque while chasing off renegade dogs, waterskiing, and wearing tracks into the Monopoly board.
Timing isn’t a thing. It’s not fate or kismet or whatever you may call it. There’s no one pulling the strings behind a curtain or starting and stopping a chronograph. When timing goes well, the universe isn’t actually conspiring in your favour, just as when timing goes poorly it isn’t plotting against you.
What might an alternative democratic order look like? There are a myriad of options and potential configurations for an order that starts to balance the scales between our liberal and democratic capacities and outlets.
Where did this idea that the taxation of corporations drives away investment come from? Canadian political values have seemed to be socially progressive over the last several decades. This has made me to wonder whether the American dream of the pursuit of happiness has begun to affect us.