How does one decide what the most pertinent information to share with a bunch of strangers is? I guess I pick the information that will paint a picture ideally leading you take me a little bit more seriously that some 16 year old posting about the latest Glee episode or something of that nature. I  hold a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Calgary — naturally this would indicate that I have a strong interest in the world around me. I largely focused on international relations, comparative politics and imperialism during my studies. Presently, however, I work as a  public servant with the Government of Canada, and have taken a strong interest in re-focusing my attention towards the Canadian political system. This blog is meant firstly as a means for me to express things I otherwise may  not be able to without imploding, so generally a lot of angst driven topics, which include, but are not limited to, my views on current events, elections, etc. around the globe. Additionally, there is a lot of personal writting here mainly around things like my colourful dating life and general challenges and elations I have faced that seemed notable enough to record. I have aspirations that I will noticably see my writing skills mature along the way as well. I am also a lover of live music and awesome inner city watering holes. Besides the aforementioned I don’t really see anything else crucially important to mention, I also don’t wish to acquire e-stalkers in the creepy sense of the term thus I end my blogging justifications now before it goes too far. You might think I am kidding but the internet is serious business, fyi.

My blog isn’t play by play enough for you? I sold out to Twitter – @effyes

Why are you here?


27 Responses to “Why am I here?”

  1. polisci03 Says:

    I am here because you visited my blog. 🙂

  2. ashleythinks Says:

    Fair enough fellow poliscier.

  3. Lauren Says:

    I really like your background picture. Where did you find that?

    1. ashleythinks Says:

      It’s a picture I took on Samara Beach in Costa Rica

  4. lovebug35 Says:

    Hi, Thanks for your comment..I like your background pic a lot.

  5. Tasha Says:

    I love your blog – keep it up!!! 🙂

    check mine out if you want:

    1. ashleythinks Says:

      I will most definitely check it out, especially now that I see you have a Beatles header!!

  6. GeLza Says:

    Nice blog…
    i’m here because i found your blog in…

  7. reyendo Says:

    I don’t even know why I’m here.

  8. aknorsk Says:

    You obviously don’t need a piece of paper to show your intellect. It is pretty apparent! Thanx for the comment on my blog. 🙂

  9. Counter Culture Clown Says:

    I’m here because I heard there was cake…

    The cake is a lie. :\

  10. Ross Says:

    i entered something in google read an entry reflected and kept rolling forward…

  11. Hi Ashley! Iam here because I found your blog on the proud to be an Athiest blog!

  12. kedarsapkota Says:

    I am here because I found your blog when I was surfing on the Ashley, you are from which place ? I want to know about that because the banner image on your blog show that you are from some where, which is very very beautiful.Or the banner is just means nothing ?I want to know.

    1. ashleythinks Says:

      I am from Canada, the banner is a picture I took this summer in Costa Rica.

  13. shoutabyss Says:

    Yo. FYI. I am going to disagree with your blog subtitle. There’s a wee typo in it. 🙂

      1. ashleythinks Says:

        So hard to respect someone with poor grammar!! Forgive me haha

  14. jaswrites Says:

    Just encountered your blog Miss Ashley. Very well written! Flawless at least, I must say. Do keep writing! 🙂

    1. ashleythinks Says:

      Thank you for your kind words!

  15. shakeology Says:

    “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller

  16. Josè Pascal Says:

    Surfing the waves of the web I am pleasantly stranded in this beautiful blog.

    I write under the pseudonym of Josè Pascal (a descendant of the great Colonel Aureliano Buendía).

    I invite you to visit my italian writing blog I define this blog “In parole Semplici” as a “virtuacultural tin” box where they are guarded thoughts, memories, images, sounds, and simple stories. ”

    If you want to participate and to have more informations send me a letter to

    Good life and I hope to soon

  17. KPatt Says:

    I am here because… well you are my cousin and I followed your Facebook post. Well written posts Ash. Keep up the good work.

  18. Erika Martinez Says:

    I am here because I am looking for a source for something you cited way back in 2010 in a blog titled ‘The tuition debate continues’. You stated that the University of Calgary was one of the largest Canadian investors in sub-prime mortgages and I am wondering if you may be able to give me some additional information. I am a disappointed U of C econ student doing an undergraduate project. Thanks in advance.

    1. ashleythinks Says:

      Sorry for the late response, I am not on here as often as I should be. The information was first shared to our class by our history prof.

      This is a link to an article about their investments from 2009

      “University of Calgary president and vice-chancellor Harvey Weingarten reported in March that his university ended 2008-09 in deficit because it had to write down its asset backed commercial paper (subprime mortgage) investments, which chopped the university’s endowment by a fifth.”

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