the world

Have you ever noticed that the hotter it gets the more people slow down and the colder it gets the more they speed up? It doesn’t make much sense but it seems to be what happens. Cold seems to invigorate while heat makes you lethargic. Kind of odd isn’t it? I’m sure that there is […]

News From The Cracks

Last week I read these news headlines… ‘Trump says Canadians are smuggling shoes’ ‘Britain and Europe facing beer shortage during world cup’ ‘Canada passes final reading of cannabis law‘   I know there are more important headlines that have a more of a significant impact on mankind, but if you’re looking for those kind of […]

Wow!! Okay that was a little too close for comfort. After I published my last piece both teams promptly went out that lost that night. The basketball Raptors were unceremoniously swept from the payoffs by the basketball god LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Jets looked like a they had all just graduated from […]

One Voice

I have been hard on teenagers in the past. Their under-developed understanding of just about everything has caused me to be frustrated by their actions. Their lack of fore-thought before they do anything has caused me to shake my head and their inability to learn from others who have gone before them seems incomprehensible. I […]


World politics is not an area that I usually venture in to. Not because I don’t have an opinion but because I don’t feel I am knowledgeable enough to voice it. I wouldn’t want to say something incorrect because I don’t have the facts or have not considered the situation from all angles. I just […]

2017... The Year That Was

Welcome to 2018. For those of you that are alive reading this, raise your hand if you never thought you would reach this day. Don’t bother raising your hand Uncle Jeremiah, I know that you’re surprised every day to wake up, so I’ll take you as a given. The rest of you can lower your […]

Seeing Your Face

I did something the other day that made me feel I was in one of those science fiction books I read as a kid, I made a video call. Honey and I sat in front of my tablet and wished our granddaughter, 1200km away, a happy birthday. It was slick!   Now I know that […]

Working for The Man

Forty-eight months, four years, it seems like a long time, hell it feels like a long time, but in the grand scheme of things it is but a microcosm.  That is all the time I have left to get my shit together so I can retire and for a procrastinator like me, four years is […]

Crumbling Around Us

‘Infrastructure’ is a word that I hear used frequently at this time of year, and it is usually preceded by the word ‘decaying’. Infrastructure is the basic underlying framework that supports virtually everything. From the organizations that we work for, to the sewers that we flush our waste through, everything has an infrastructure and according […]

Permanent Record

Lack of time this week means you get something from the past. This was written in 2014 but seems to be just as relevant today as then. Now the President of the United States is an active ‘twitter’ user and we can see how that’s working for him…   June 2014   I sometimes wonder […]