8 February 2012  Posted by 360Lexie Uncategorized No Responses »

Farmers’ markets have emerged out of the food movement as people look for alternative food sources. Anyone looking for more information about farmers’ markets in Canada should visit the farmers’ markets of Canada site.  Furthermore, many provinces or cities have their own websites listing the farmers’ markets of the area.  The National Farmers’ Market Impact Study 2009 Report which can be found on this website lists many facts and statistics about farmers’ markets in Canada. The farmers’ market trend is continually growing and has real benefits for the local people.  The [Read More]

Progress: Did Dolores Umbridge Get it Right?

In A Short History of Progress, Wright (2005) describes that repeatedly throughout history; societies have sought progress only to collapse as a result of unsustainable goals. In the book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Professor Umbridge states: “…for without progress there will be stagnation and decay. There again, progress for progress’s sake must be discouraged, for our tried and tested traditions often require no tinkering. A balance, then, between old and new, between permanence and change, between tradition and innovation because some changes will be for the [Read More]

 12 December 2011  Posted by 360Lexie perspectives , , ,  No Responses »

                                                                                                                                                                August 15th, 2111 Dear great grandma,   Thank you so much [Read More]

It's All Relative: Who Are the 99% ?

Another interesting perspective regarding the 99%… Who does this group really represent?     From the website MoveOn.org  

 1 December 2011  Posted by 360Lexie perspectives ,  No Responses »
Don't Pay My Tuition: Considering Sensible Goals for the Occupy Movement

This video, lists some of the statistics that might be important to those who are looking to become informed about the Occupy movement. While quite simplistic, the video correctly describes the situation being protested by people across the globe. The figures describe unemployment in the USA and the great inequality between the wealthiest and the poorest people in the nation. It portrays the underlying socioeconomic problems being confronted by ‘occupiers’. It demonstrates a clear purpose in comparison to some of the vague and unreasonable demands seen throughout the movement. I [Read More]