THIS IS THE SITE OF THE REAL YAYACANADA, formerly yayacanada.blogspot.com & yayacanada.com
Here's what happens when you think you've quit blogging for good after almost a decade of building up readership: somebody else grabs your domain, or wants to sell it to you for an astronomical price. But I'm back now and have learned two lessons: Don't give up your domain ownership until you're absolutely sure you won't need it anymore.
Hello and welcome! My name is Corinne Allan ("YayaCanada" to my grandchildren who grew up in Spain). I'm a former Ottawa blogger/photographer/activist who still needs a place to publicly critique what passes for news emanating from the corporate media regarding world events, terror, war, occupation, education, government, climate and the illusion of freedom.
My site offers commentary from the perspective of an aged Canadian who's been there, done that, still has the t-shirts, and survives to critique the whole shebang.
My favourite poem is "When I am old, I shall wear purple." That should give you some idea of my current in-yer-face state of mind.
Age doesn't always bring wisdom, but I figure that, by the time your hair turns white, you ought to have realized that you can live any way you want to as long as you can handle the fallout.
Please feel free to comment on what I write, either pro or con. Just click on the word "Comments" at the top or bottom of the post. But please, even if you're angry, try not to use foul or offensive language. I'm old, or getting old (depends on point of view) and it's hard on my ticker.
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Thanks for dropping by!
PS: The banner photo at the top of this page was taken by me at the height of the Ottawa protests over Canada's participation in the western assaults on Iraq and Afghanistan. It's actually three photos spliced together to create a panoramic view of the masses of people who were shocked and upset about those wars.
Note the two young fellows overlooking the parade while waving both the Canadian and US flags, as if the marchers needed to be reminded of where their loyalties lay. Well, my loyalty lies with humanity itself, and all I can say beyond that is: watch out for flag-wavers and anthem singers -- they romanticize war, and are suspicious of anything different from themselves.