Kaitlin McNabb

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Kaitlin McNabb is rabble's news coordinator, 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.

The right to ride: Everything you need to know about urban cycling

The Urban Cycling Survival Guide: Need-to-Know Skills and Strategies for Biking in the City

by Yvonne Bambrick With illustrations by Marc Ngui
(ECW Press,
2015;
$16.95)

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I consider myself an amateur bike rider: I like biking as a fun and pragmatic activity, I feel somewhat confident on the road and I can definitely see the health and environmental benefits of it. However, I don't know how to fix a flat tire and I still generally fear for my life on busy streets.

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Feel Good Friday: Everything's totally fine edition

Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper

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Enjoy.

  • "There is nothing I can do about the past but … I can do something about the future." Omar Khadr has been released and walked directly into our hearts. But he's super dangerous, eh Harper?

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Feel Good Friday: Happy birthday Harper edition

Photo: flickr/ Jim, the Photographer

Happy belated birthday Harper!

Kidding, you're the worst and I send you no "happy birthdays." However, you can send Harper a birthday card (and message) saying that (and other things) now.

But if you don't have anytime for that (why bother with Harper anymore, amiright?), here is some positive, feel good news you can use.

Happy Friday.

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Feel Good Friday: The days of our week edition

Photo: flickr/ Dafne Cholet

Hi all, happy Friday, if Friday is indeed your last day of the week.

And for the non-Monday-to-Friday workers, I feel that pain. But happy Friday nonetheless!

This week has been an odd one for me. Unsurprisingly, I have already failed rabble's Vegan Week Challenge, though not as in such spectacular fashion as years before, so that's something. Surprisingly, I was in New Jersey. And predictably, I watched The Fast and the Furious.

I also wrote Feel Good Friday for you to enjoy. So, I hope you do.

 

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Feel Good Friday: Be serious edition

Photo: flickr/Edwin van Buuringen

So we meet again. Another Friday, another great list of hilarious and feel good linkage.

Don't believe me? Canadian celebrity news? Check. Bad ass young girls? Check. CATS? Oh that's a check.

And yes, there's some serious stuff in there as well. Geez. Why so serious?

Though I do refer to myself as a "Gollum-back" this week, so, point taken about perhaps being more professional...

On second thought, here's your lead story about a bobcat catching a shark.

 

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Feel Good Friday: We need to talk about The Fast and the Furious edition

Photo: Michelle Reid

I think it is a well known fact that I love terrible movies. And by terrible I mean amazing.

Therefore, I'm not embarrassed to tell you all that I saw Furious 7 on the opening weekend and then proceeded to talk about it all week at work and tried to rope some of my colleagues into a Fast and the Furious 1-7 marathon.

None of this is really related to Feel Good Friday. I just wanted to say that in case anyone wanted to talk about Fast and the Furious with me, specifically Furious 7 and the scene with The Rock and his arm cast, in the comments section.

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Feel Good Friday: I'm here for the candy edition

Photo: flickr/ dotpolka

Happy Friday all!

This is not the first time I have talked about candy here, nor will it be the last, but it is my tied-for-first favourite candy time of the year: Easter. Or really, the day after when everything is discounted.

Creme eggs, malt balls, peanut butter eggs. Don't talk to me about mini eggs though. Really. Don't.

But if you don't like candy (WHAT), I've got something else sweet for you: this week's Feel Good Friday!

So grab a creme egg, or an apple, and sit down and let the goodness wash over you.

 

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

Photo: flickr/J R

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

Photo: flickr/ Umberto Salvagnin

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

Photo: flickr/ Clay Gilliland

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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