Monthly Archives: August 2018

Fifty-Five Years Ago, This Month

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Sheer Hypocrisy: Racism

Trying to Score Political Points A recent spat of words has demonstrated that, when it comes to politics, nothing is sacred. Andrew Scheer has called out Justin Trudeau for calling a female protester at one of his speeches a ‘racist‘. … Continue reading

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History Repeats Itself

  Until the Lessons are Learned Yesterday, President Trump likened the Mueller Special Investigation into the Russian meddling in the 2016 Election to the Army-McCarthy hearings of the early 1950’s. On the CBC, when it reported this on The National, … Continue reading

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In Canada, We Agree to Disagree

We Like to be Different Because Canada and the United States have the longest unprotected border (stretching 4,000 miles from sea-to-shining-sea), Canadians feel they must protect their ‘identity’ by providing an alternative to the American way of life. We feel … Continue reading

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Janis Joplin Reincarnated?

Courtney Hadwin America’s Got Talent seems to get a lot of performers from other parts of the world. This young lady (13 years of age) comes from England. She is not a novice, when it comes to performing on stage … Continue reading

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He Just Wanted to Fly

One Last Joyride The SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport) baggage handler who decided to take an empty Alaskan Airline Horizon Q400 turboprop aircraft for a test ride last Friday said he didn’t need much help flying it because he’d played a … Continue reading

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Touching Our Atmos-Fear

Outer Solar Atmosphere Yesterday, NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe to explore the heat of the sun at its outer edges. My wife’s response was typical: “Why?” Will it make any difference to our lives here on earth? Even though … Continue reading

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One Man’s Terrorist

Another Man’s Freedom Fighter According to quora.com: “A terrorist is someone who uses fear to motivate civilians to act in a political manner on their behalf. A freedom fighter is someone who acts on the behalf of at least some … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t His Time to Die

A Matter of Faith When 77 cm of rain fell on downtown Toronto on Tuesday this past week, flash flooding caught a couple of co-workers in an elevator. They had gone to the basement of the building where they work … Continue reading

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How to Save “Face” on the World Stage

  The Canada-Saudi Arms Deal In early 2015, the Harper Government announced an arms deal with Saudi Arabia. There were some very happy people that this sale went ahead. Others were quite unhappy. It was suspected that the Saudis would … Continue reading

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