The Stuff That Bothers Me. (Or Why I Just Made A $1,550 to a Candidate’s Re-Election.)

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I just donated $1,550 to Kent Hehr’s re-election bid and let me tell you why.

I made the donation right after reading this posting on the Conservative’s page. It talks about how the Conservatives own my city.

Specifically, that the citizens of Calgary belong to the Conservatives. This bothers me.

It bothers me a lot.

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Don’t be a blogger.

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A word to the wise to be wise with your words.

You should really be careful what you post online.

In some ways it’s worked out for me. Two Canadian Blogging Awards later (2012, 2013, for political blogging no less), a lot of good work encouraging people to get involved in their democracy, and more, it has had its positive moments. I also now type this from our nation’s capital, and one piece of the puzzle that put me here was my writing.

However, in other ways it hasn’t been in my best interest.

If you’re a young politico or a blogger-to-be, take heed.

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Vacation.

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I am slowly coming to the end of my vacation – a serene two weeks of respite and quiet. And the first in seven years.

Between university, politics, work, and campaigns, it has been a bit of a whirlwind. Graduating from university, two national blogging awards, to Judy Hehr’s CBE win (67%), working for Kent Hehr in his role as a provincial representative, and then Kent’s run for federal office (46.5%) – it has been quite the journey. Now, if you believe the papers, Kent is a cabinet minister. Huh.

Definitely a bit of a whirlwind.

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