Closure a complex emotion

Closure means different things to different people. Often it means friends, family and associates get to perform an act of respect important to them. Sometimes it means an answer has been found to a disappearance or the solving of a crime. Often it signifies relief that a loved one’s suffering is over or that an […]

Precious but obsolete?

100 years ago, young men did not usually rise to positions of power and authority until what are now considered retirement ages for many. Women didn’t get there at any age. Young men started a Junior Chamber of Commerce to help young men between 18 and 40 develop leadership skills. The organization eventually grew into […]

Scary observation

Oct. 27, 2022 I’m seeing more and more information that micro plastics are everywhere and causing damage to land, air and water. It reminds me of a years ago tour of the outside of a chemical products complex in Germany. The Chemistry PhD showing it to us said it was proud to say it was […]

Dystopian human future

Aug. 20,2022 Worker Productivity Score is the latest sinister technological term I find horrifying and outrageous. Companies like Amazon can and do monitor and control every aspect of their employees’ behaviour and performance every minute. Employees are as tightly managed as caged chickens in an agribusiness egg factory. It is part of the economic model […]

Teaching financial dependence

Teaching financial dependence I have a quandary about social assistance. On the one hand, I believe we have to provide decent shelter and care for everyone. On the other, I worry we risk teaching people they are suckers to manage their incomes and savings responsibly and prepare for their retirement. When people need assisted living […]

Hostages to fortune

There is a thing people find misleading and hurtful about Face Book. Most of us post items of happy, funny and positive family things. That can make people who are in hard financial, emotional or physical circumstances feel worse. I’m one of the ones with much to celebrate and I do. It would be less […]

Trudeau achieves greatness

February 23, 2022 I’ve been with Trudeau from the beginning on the pandemic and the convoy insurrection. I think it will become a proud part of Canadian history. At first many Canadians were angry he was standing back. What reason would a Prime Minister have to meet with a group holding Canada’s national Capitol hostage, […]

Newspaper death throes

Together we are killing the golden goose that brings us information we need to protect and monitor our lives, families, incomes, laws and freedoms.

Legs, thighs, owner benefits

A friend sent me a collection of old newspaper and magazine ads from the past century. Some things change. One doesn’t. Modern day ads don’t promote the health benefits of cigarettes, cocaine or alcohol and opium tonics. Women’s legs and thighs, however, are still a prominent feature of many ads and commercials. Even ads for […]

Immigration essential to progress

As a kid, just after WW II and the Korean Conflict, as it was called, I saw Toronto dragged kicking and screaming into being one of the greatest cities of the world. Wave after wave of immigrants shocked and angered the waspish southwestern Ontario populace. First came people from countries occupied by the Axis during […]

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