Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. The creation of this federal statutoryContinue reading “Canada’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”

Confusing Twitter Feeds

No wonder folks are confused these days. While scrolling through my Twitter feed today as I sipped my morning coffee I was pleased to see the breaking news from BBC about Scotland ending almost all COVID restrictions. Phew … some good news to start the day. I know Scotland is a long way from Montreal,Continue reading “Confusing Twitter Feeds”

Language And Acceptance Culture

Let me vent. While I understand that languages evolve over time (if not we would be speaking English as Shakespeare wrote it) but sometimes I have difficulty with the current usage. However, perhaps diametrically opposed to cancel culture, a movement that applies today’s values to historical events and calls for cancelations (see Le Pew, Pepe),Continue reading “Language And Acceptance Culture”

Why I Should Be Canada’s Next Governor General

The Canadian Governor General (GG), Julie Payette, has resigned amid a scandal that revolves around what has been called a toxic work environment. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist – and Ms Payette is, in fact, an actual rocket scientist and former astronaut – to realize that the position of GG is perhaps the mostContinue reading “Why I Should Be Canada’s Next Governor General”

Irresponsible To Reopen Elementary Schools

As predicted, in an effort to stem the rapid spread of the anticipated second wave of COVID-19, Quebec announced a ‘shock treatment’ lockdown yesterday . The lockdown comes with a new twist – a curfew. In the original lockdown people could come and go – outside – at will. Starting this Saturday a curfew willContinue reading “Irresponsible To Reopen Elementary Schools”

All Saints And Souls

Halloween has come and gone. This year’s COVID-19 version was somewhat hampered, even sombre, as many parents opted not to take their kids out. Lots of decorated houses, but sadly not much candy-seeking traffic, even at homes with well designed treat chutes to eliminate contact. Hopefully next year will be better. The day after HalloweenContinue reading “All Saints And Souls”

Think I’ll Be An Influencer

Taking advantage of round two of COVID-19 isolation, I’ve been doing some thinking (not always a good idea, in all honesty). Not only have I been thinking, but I’ve decided to seriously consider making a career change. Yes indeed, at the ripe old age of sixty-one I have decided to become an Influencer. It hitContinue reading “Think I’ll Be An Influencer”

Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Hand Sanitizer

Let’s assume for the moment that eventually things will get back to the way they were before the Novel Coronavirus wreaked havoc on the world. Not the ‘new’ normal we keep hearing about, but the good old days. I think it’s paramount that we consider some of the changes we have been living with forContinue reading “Don’t Throw The Baby Out With The Hand Sanitizer”

Gutenberg Editor Omits Post Title

When the new Gutenberg Editor was introduced to WordPress.com I was not a big fan. But I persevered and manage to figure things out with a few work-arounds.   I found the blocks to be a real pain in the ass, and more so the fact that without inserting a snip of code, it is notContinue reading “Gutenberg Editor Omits Post Title”