Horse of a Different Colour

Sadie-Rae Werner
A 20-something's thoughts about life and the world
Created 03 Jan 2021
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  • Let's do something to remember
    16 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 2 1
    It’s finals season again, which means it’s time to talk about televised sitcoms. This time I’m thinking about one of my favourite shows of recent years, Modern Family. Specifically, I want to talk abo...
  • Three decisions
    09 Dec 2021 • 5 min read • 3 1
    This is a story about three decisions - well, less about the decisions, and more how much those decisions were brought to our attention. On November 19, the jury in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse deliv...
  • The price of belonging
    02 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Chag Chanukkah Sameach! It’s that time of year again; menorah drippings on the counter, latkes stinking up your house, eating oily food, and gambling chocolate. Chanukkah fell particularly early this ...
  • Delta Chi: One year later
    25 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 4 4
    One year ago this week, on 23 November 2020, I sat in the Halifax airport waiting for my connecting flight from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Toronto, Ontario, while my phone exploded in my hand. During...
  • Splitting the baby in half
    18 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    One of the most well-known stories about King Solomon from the Book of Kings is about two women who appear before him, both claiming to be the mother of a baby. Both women seem to have equal claims to...
  • Pointing fingers in a burning house
    11 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 2 1
    Our planet is burning! There is no planet B! What will be left for my children? School strike for climate! Fridays for climate change! We chanted these slogans in the fall of 2019 when we - Millennial...
  • 5 million or taking notice
    04 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 4 5
    On the first day of November 2021, the New York Times published that the known Covid-19 death toll has passed 5 million. Though I am acutely aware of the personal toll of the pandemic, seeing that num...
  • Creating our own following
    28 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    “It really says something when Bari Weiss’ Substack is more interesting than the newspaper she used to write for”, a friend said to me recently when I referenced the former New York Times editor in a ...
  • Bald and balding men in space
    21 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 4 1
    It finally happened; at 90 years of age, Scotty beamed up Captain Kirk. After all of those years on an SS Enterprise constructed from tinfoil, cardboard, and hot glue, William Shatner, at 90, became t...
  • Where's the beef? And the toilet paper?
    14 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Let’s talk about supply and demand. Back at the start of the pandemic, certain items - toilet paper, yeast - were nearly impossible to acquire. Pending lockdowns caused people to rush to stores and st...
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