Kaitlin McNabb

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Kaitlin McNabb is rabble's interim news coordinator, rabble book lounge coordinator and moderator of the babble book club. She is currently completing the Editing Certificate at Simon Fraser University, satisfying her love for all things writing and editing. Her work has appeared in Discorder, SAD MAG, Port City Lights and Sound on Sight.

Feel Good Friday: It's Frie-day! edition

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Hello everyone and happy Friday!

Full disclosure: I stole the joke "It's Frie-day!"

It's so funny! How could I not?

And because I did, there's lots of delicious feel good news here for you.

Now that joke is a Kaitlin McNabb original.

 

 

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Feel Good Friday: How tired are ya? edition

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Wow. My non-rabble life is seriously kicking my ass right now. Well, let's be honest, my rabble life is probably kicking my ass right now too.

You probably feel me on that. How tired are you?

I'm so tired the bags under my eyes have become suitcases.

I'm so tired I thought today was spring when there's a snowstorm outside my window.

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Feel Good Friday: Lookin' good edition

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Ah, you know. Things are looking up these days!

The big ball of fire has come out in the east coast, I found two packages of dried cheese in my macaroni and cheese box and Shad was named the new host of CBC's Q.

There will also be national protests against Bill C-51 this Saturday to send a big old message to Harper.

So kick back this weekend, put your sunglasses on, grab a marker and scribble "stop Bill C-51" and hit the streets with your community.

Happy Friday!

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Feel Good Friday: This one's for the ladies edition

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This one goes out to the ladies this week.

It's International Women's Day this Sunday March 8, so let's celebrate some of the amazing work women are doing to help improve lives of other ladies and people in this world.

And there is also the requisite cat link too.

Happy International Women's Day and Happy Feel Good Friday

 

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Feel Good Friday: I'm so excited! edition

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This week. Well, this week is the week activist dreams are made of.

In one fell swoop we saw BIG WINS like Vancouver transit police cancelling its Memorandum of Understanding with Canada Border Services Agency, Shell cancelling the Pierre River mine project and Obama vetoing the Keystone XL pipeline.

This week is one to remember always and bring out on those drier days.

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Feel Good Friday: We get it. It's warm edition

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If one more smug BCer *cough* rabble's west coast people *cough* smugly talks about the smug cherry blossoms and their smug blooming or the beautiful smug biking in the warm smug weather, I'm gonna scream.

We get it : You live in the Pacific Northwest where winter ceases to exist and snow is this funny little thing you tell hushed stories while reminiscing about your non-west coast lives. Great.

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Feel Good Friday: Hello lover! edition

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Hello lovers!

Today is Friday, and for some, Valentine's Day Eve (I think I just made a new greeting card holiday), and that's just nice.

I really like cinnamon hearts, so today is two days before post-Valentine's Day and its glorious discount prices.

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Feel Good Friday: Ian Campeau is my BFF edition

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Well this is awkward.

It's been a couple months, so I think we should just be grownups and talk about it.

I haven't been writing Feel Good Fridays. There. I said it.

I want you all to know, it's not because I don't love FGF, or you, it's because, well… it doesn't matter anymore. The important part is that Feel Good Friday is back!

So please step away from whatever other Feel Good aids you were using, and come back home to your weekly brief. I promise I'll never leave again. (Unless I do, but for now I won't.)

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Best book reviews of 2014

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Various

by Various
(Various,
2014;
)

Welp! Another year has come and gone in the book lounge and we've got a whole slew of great reviews to prove it.

With a focus on Canadian publishers and Canadian authors, the book lounge was able to dive into a range of genres from Canadian politics to short stories to environmental issues to poetry and more with our original reviews.

So here, in no particular order, are some of my favourite original rabble reviews from 2014.

 

The war on higher education: What side are you on? by Tiana Reid

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Feel Good Friday roundup: Shake it off edition

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It's time for another Feel Good Friday.

So, a curious thing happened last week. I was all finished posting the FGF, and I was feeling pretty great, smug even, when I saw it. The infamous exercise video. Apparently I'd been living under a rock because I had not seen it yet, even though it was probably "all the rage" and most of you will be all "I saw this last month."

Regardless, I proceeded to watch this video. Over and over again. Its mystique and power pulled me in. And, perhaps, informed this Feel Good Friday a little too much? You decide.

Happy Friday.

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