The blog you are reading today is the latest incarnation of my (Ian Bushfield) online opinion writing. I first began writing “rants” on a Geocities website in the early 2000s and eventually moved my writing to webspace on my undergraduate department’s server. Eventually, I outgrew simple PHP + HTML and started a wordpress.com blog, which grew into what you see before you (on its own domain).
I wear my opinions and affiliations on my sleeve, because there’s not much point in hiding what a quick Google search will turn up on me.
Politically, I have been involved in the federal NDP.
I have written articles for (SFU) The Peak, (UofA) The Gateway and Canada.com.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions, requests or otherwise.
Comment policy: I let almost anything go (except irrelevant spam); however, remember that when you click “Submit,” I get your IP address (i.e. I know where you live), so don’t do stupid stuff like call me names from your work computer. If you find yourself awash with regret the next morning after a night of drunken trolling, feel free to email me and I will modify/delete your comment (at my discretion) (note: this has happened).
Ad policy: As evidenced by the few Google Ads on this site, I’m not opposed to selling out a bit of space for a quick (or slow) buck. However, I do have some standards. While you can contact me to place ads on this site or in specific posts, I will not compromise my editorial freedom (e.g. your ad will be visually distinguishable from my words) and I will also not approve anything more annoying than a Google Ad (e.g. text and banner ads only; no popups, videos or sound).