October 19, 2015
Well, here we are again, almost a year after the municipal election and coincidentally writing on October 19th, the day Canada votes for change. Over the past year we have been ruminating about what to do with this site. We're still not sure..... perhaps it is time to try something other than rumination.
So, somewhat out of desperation and to appear to be "doing something", we offer the following links to a number of things not directly connected to Our Minden Hills, but worthy of sharing.
PS: if you have some thoughts about what this site should become, drop me a line at email@example.com
Cheers, The Editor.
OCTOBER 19, 2015: The first item is video from the John Oliver show Last Week Tonight, with a very direct plea to Canadians not to vote for Stephen Harper. It is a little silly, but certainly telling that a British comedian on an American Comedy Network feels moved to admonish Canadians on what to do or not do during this election. It, of course, doesn't hurt that Canadian comedian (and one time Haliburton County regular) Mike Myers make an appearance in this excerpt.
OCTOBER 19, 2015: The second offering today is another video from You Tube. The title, Deactivate Facebook, says it all. Although it is a little longer than the traditional cute kitten 45 second video, it makes some telling points about where our ever-more connected world is headed. I particularly enjoyed a series of photos, obviously taken from a fb site. As the commentator talks about the masks we don on line the photographs flip by, revealing a woman with the same expression in all of the pictures.
PS: I'm not sure if a website that encourages you to check in regularly is any different than Facebook or Twitter or whatever. For the moment at least we carry no advertising, however one never knows, if we get our numbers up.....
Listen and think:
Note from the editor:
All the material gathered during the Municipal Election has been archived at the following location: This site is currently under redevelopment Please drop back often to see what we are up to.
Well, this portion of the ride has come to an end. As you can see on the left, the voters have spoken and we have a council to guide us into the next four years.
We thank everyone who contributed to this site.....the candidates, the comenters and questioners and especially the many readers. As the content increased and the election date drew near, it was gratifying to see the interest growing.
We hope the information provided on ourmindenhills.ca helped you in making your choice. We will be taking a few weeks off to recoup and then....well who knows what we will do with this website. Your suggestions are welcome. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jack and Michael