opinion

My 'X' Got Me What?

If you were to take four ordinary citizens and put them in one of those ‘Escape Rooms’ that have become all the rage, they would work together and get out of the room, then head to the bar to celebrate their success. If I were to put four politicians into the same predicament, they would […]

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Time To Take The 'Twit' Out Of 'Twitter'

I am not one of those people that reads the paper everyday, trolls internet news websites and has CNN turned on at all times. I know people like this, but I am not one of them. I watch an hour of news during the week, the half hour Canadian National broadcast followed by the half […]

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The Money Toxin

When things are going well, is it in your best interest to temper your enthusiasm? Not let your dreams and desires get away from you. Or should you just go get them while the getting is good. Liberals/Democrats would say go for it, do what you want, there is better to come. Conservatives/Republicans would say, […]

The Doppelganger Effect

They are young, smart and university educated. They are career-title driven. They love to travel. They love their phones. They love to take selfies with their phones, travelling and looking ‘glam’. They’ve found another that shares the same interest of travel, selfies and looking ‘glam’. They get serious with that person and buy a house […]

DN-eh?

Driving home one day down the Trans-Canada Highway, I got to thinking about ancestry. Where I came from, and where they came from, and I realized that I didn’t really have much knowledge of my family history. Sure, I have memory of a couple of family anecdotes about some distant cousin that was someone famous […]

Life is Crazy

Isn’t it all crazy? What you ask? Life… Life is crazy… the world is crazy… everything is crazy!! I know it’s always been this way but I can usually find something to hang onto that isn’t crazy. But crazy is everywhere! It is invading every layer of my life! Yes, I know I’m ranting on […]

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Decorum

I act as internet-concierge for a Dominican hotel/restaurant business. Three thatched roofed cabanas on the sand. Each one for rent on any given day. I am the faceless individual that makes contact with strangers from other countries. I do the multiple languages with my trusty laptop and google translate and as much decorum as possible. […]

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Aqui

I have written before about driving in the Dominican Republic. I’m sure that I used expletives like crazy, insane, hectic and down right scary. It’s like playing a video game, a cross between Grand Theft Auto and Mario Cart Race (you don’t need to play video games to get what I mean). It’s part cartoon, […]

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When you deal with depression the most mundane things can make you happy or sad. You hear an old song on the radio and it reminds you of a time from the past, the nostalgic wave that you feel is the result of some kind of endorphin being released in your body. This chemical reaction […]

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This Is Great Again?

   I have written twice about the ongoing drama south of the border. I have published neither article. Mostly because even though I am mostly pointing out the flaws in the current US administration (the Trump camp), the Democrats who oppose him are becoming just as bad. It is like watching little children fighting over […]

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