the world

   I see it, and then I think it… then I sometimes read it. Most times not. More headlines I’ve seen recently in Canadian news: “Eating fast-food linked to potentially life-threatening liver condition, new study says” Is there any life-threatening decease that fast-food isn’t related to? “Drivers face 90-minute detour as Smith bridge in northern […]

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A World Of Discontent

   I have come to the conclusion that we live in a world of discontent. There doesn’t seem to be a country out there that is happy about where their country is at and where it is going. There are examples everywhere. Britain went through three Prime Ministers in 2022. Israel elected a Netanyahu led […]

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My First Thought Was... Ep1

   I have a daily routine, one developed since I stopped working. It involves a bathroom, a pot of coffee, more bathroom visits, and my computer, not in the bathroom. Sitting at my desk, I surf the www, usually in the same order. I check e-mail, Facebook, where I look to see if Ginger is […]

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And It's Only Friday...

   This week was one of those weeks where Chinese-Canadian relations took a step. Forward, backward, or sideways, I’m not quite sure. In one week, we (Canada) arrested a man for spying on behalf of the government of China, and the Prime Minister of Canada pissed the President of China off. According to the RCMP, […]

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   In March 2014 I was sitting in the waiting room of the Mercedes-Benz dealership as they gave my work-truck its regular maintenance. I was reading the newspaper and I came across a story buried way in the back, one my father would have called a filler piece. If there had been more news that […]

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Nature vs Nurture

   Anyone who knows me well, knows what a nature fanatic I am. My dad used to take us out for a Sunday drive, which was always into the county side. He would be pointing out animals and birds, and we three kids would be scanning the area to see whatever it was first. I […]

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Per Diem

   It seems that Canada has found itself in a whole lot of doo-doo. This over a part needed for the pipeline that feeds natural gas from Russia to Europe. The six Russian turbines were in Montreal for scheduled repair, when they got frozen there by Canada’s sanctions against Gazprom and its oligarch boss. Now […]

Other People

   Travel these days is full of challenges. Getting from here to there, no matter your mode of transportation, is costly and time consuming, and comes with no guarantee you will actually reach your destination. It wouldn’t surprise me if you asked someone how they spent their holiday weekend the answer might be A) Stuck […]

If I Knew Then

   You know those questions people often ask? If you had to do it over, would you change anything? I have learned that wisdom does indeed come with age and experience. Too bad we couldn’t get a little wisdom in our early 20s. The world is changing, and in the last number of years it […]

Missing Identity

   I can’t say what information people from other countries get when it comes to the evening news. I do know the evening news on Canadian networks will always include some news segment from the United States and usually something out of Europe, mostly the UK. It’s not like there isn’t enough Canadian news to […]