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Evidently, the Sumac Leaves have Changed by 30%

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Promises, Promises

Canadian General Election 2021 Voting Day is next Monday. Most people have probably already made up their minds as to the party they will support: one quarter of eligible voters have already cast their ballot in the advance polls. But … Continue reading

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I Voted Today at an Advanced Poll

People’s Party of Canada No, I didn’t make a mistake: although this (under-represented) political party is ultra-right, the local General Election candidate is the least-worst choice of a bad bunch. My wife chose a candidate from a different political party … Continue reading

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Need to Get Away from the Worries of the World?

Murdoch River, near Alban, Ontario, Canada

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The Rapid Evolution of the Charity Record (1984-1985)

Do They Know It’s Christmas? This song was the first in a series of records to raise money for the starving people in Ethiopia, Africa. Until now, I had never considered seeing what that looked like astrologically. Admittedly, this chart … Continue reading

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There’s a New Governor General in Canada

Mary Simon (August 21, 1947) She was sworn in yesterday as Canada’s 30th Governor General (the next highest person after the Queen, for those who don’t know these things). The fact that Mary Simon is indigenous is a big deal: … Continue reading

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In View of What I’ve Learned Lately…

Some Reincarnational Timelines (Part 1) In the older traditions, reincarnation is a progressive, linear development of an individual soul. And, until recently, I would have totally agreed with that premise. In truth, I’ve only had one life that I could … Continue reading

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Hidden in Plain Sight

Bruce McArthur’s Victims This is a shameful episode in police indifference when eight gay men went missing in Toronto between 2010 and 2017. Rumours of a serial killer were ignored by the Toronto Police Service until Bruce McArthur was implicated … Continue reading

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Forty-Six Years Ago Lightfoot Highlighted a Racial Issue

Cherokee Bend (1975) This song has been haunting my sleep. That probably means I need to write something about it. The story isn’t new, and in this case, fictionalized, but the recent news of unmarked graves at so many Residential … Continue reading

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We’ve been told to contemplate our history today…

Canada Day, 2021 This image is our usual way of making fun of ourselves. But this year due to the ‘discovery’ of unmarked graves at residential schools across Canada, our national celebrations have been toned down, and we are being … Continue reading

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