Tag Archives: Canada

All’s Fair in Love and War…

And Politics To my mind, politics has become a very messed up business, especially in the United States. Now, Canada and the United Kingdom are not immune to some silliness every so often, but the process by which the Prime … Continue reading

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The Church Gave Explorers a Legal Justification in 1452:

The Doctrine of Discovery Yesterday, during Pope Francis’ public mass in Quebec, a banner was raised in silent protest. So, here’s the question: if the Pope rescinds the Doctrine of Discovery (effectively taking away the authority to conquer lands and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Comes to Canada

Pilgrimage of Penance (July 24 – 29, 2022) Hopefully, the energy of a Papal apology for the Residential School scandal will show up on the ‘event’ chart: Yes, that works: the Moon being inconjunct to Pluto is perfect. Moon Inconjunct … Continue reading

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Two Strikes and You’re Out?

Patrick Brown (May 26, 1978) Would you buy a used car from this man? Patrick Brown has been ejected from the federal Conservative Party’s leadership race for ‘irregularities’. Hmm. This happened once before when he was the leader of the … Continue reading

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Vulnerable: There Was No Plan B

Rogers’ Outage (July 8, 2022) You may or may not have noticed my absence yesterday. We had no internet, no TV and no mobile phone service. In other words, I was completely cut off from the rest of the world. … Continue reading

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Question: What Does Fascism Look Like?

January 6, 2021 (and Thereafter) I’m not being facetious here. The Storming of the Capitol Building looked like Kristallnacht, but in the daytime. And, interestingly enough, the (new) American Government reacted in a knee-jerk fashion, by erecting fences in Washington, … Continue reading

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The Day Canada’s Parliament Building Caught Fire

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (February 3, 1916) I was alerted to this historical event by a Reader’s Digest post on MSN. The fire started at 8:37 p.m. in the Centre Block near the House of Commons. Francis Glass, an MP from Nova Scotia, … Continue reading

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How to Respect Someone’s Opinion:

Agree to Disagree We are in the middle of a provincial election here in Ontario, Canada. So, the knives are out, trying to carve up the electorate. And because the Americans are running their mid-term primaries at the same time, … Continue reading

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Is It #timesup for the #metoo Movement?

Jacob Hoggard (July 9, 1984) I’m beginning to think that taking high profile men to court for sexual misbehaviour is becoming passé. Men have always been sexual predators, just ask the cavewoman who got knocked on the head with a … Continue reading

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The Sacred Sites of North America

A Great Lakes Pentangle? I look for interesting things to write about, every day. I came across this image while Googling for ‘ley lines lit up’. It was totally unexpected. (The owner of this image is stated as peterchampoux 2002.) … Continue reading

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