Not That I’m A Lush … Really

Not that I’m a lush, but I’d be a liar if I tried to deny that I like bars. Not just the establishments known as bars, pubs, bistros, or watering holes, but the actual physical bar itself. I find it very relaxing to sit on a comfortable barstool – with back if you please –Continue reading “Not That I’m A Lush … Really”

An Ode to Bars and Those Who Tend Them – Take 2

Not that I’m a lush, but I like bars. Not just the establishments that are known as bars, pubs, or watering holes, but the actual bar itself. I find much comfort in sitting on a comfortable stool – with back if you please – and sipping a cold beer or two, on tap or coldContinue reading “An Ode to Bars and Those Who Tend Them – Take 2”

An Ode to Bars and Those Who Tend Them

Not that I’m a lush, but I like bars. Not just the establishments known as bars, pubs or watering holes, but the actual bar itself. I find much comfort in sitting on a comfortable stool – with back if you please – and sipping a cold beer or two, on tap or cold in aContinue reading “An Ode to Bars and Those Who Tend Them”

Venezuelan President Maduro Reacts to Fidel Castro’s Death

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! PleaseContinue reading “Venezuelan President Maduro Reacts to Fidel Castro’s Death”

My Meeting With Pierre Elliott Trudeau

This week Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau will be soon in as the country’s twenty-third Prime Minister. Since his Liberal Party of Canada’s majority election victory much has been said and written about what to expect from Trudeau. I am pleased that for the most part the attention has been focussed on Justin, and notContinue reading “My Meeting With Pierre Elliott Trudeau”

Ukraine, Malaysian Flight 370 and The Cuban Missile Crisis: Media Coverage

During the last two weeks of October 1962 I was only three, so I certainly can’t claim to have any memory of the events that have come to be known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. Mind you like most people I am now familiar with the stand-off between the United States and the USSR thatContinue reading “Ukraine, Malaysian Flight 370 and The Cuban Missile Crisis: Media Coverage”

Venezuela: Maduro Welcomes Castro – Hope He Likes Ketchup – While Cuban Flag Runs for Freedom

… during the welcoming ceremonies the Cuban flag, like so many of its citizens, made a break for freedom! As the juxtaposed photos below indicate, the old adage that full shelves are better for sales is being put to the test in Venezuela. On the left we see the bare milk and meat section whileContinue reading “Venezuela: Maduro Welcomes Castro – Hope He Likes Ketchup – While Cuban Flag Runs for Freedom”

Venezuelan Protesters to Forgo Carnivals

Today is the Friday before the long weekend that ends on Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, also known in Latin America as carnivals. The last big blow out before Lent, the forty day period of abstinence on the Catholic calendar.  Rio de Janeiro has its samba schools with ladies in elaborate but barely-there costumes, New OrleansContinue reading “Venezuelan Protesters to Forgo Carnivals”

Senator Marco Rubio Comes Out Swinging Against Venezuela’s Maduro

Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida and possible contender to be the 2016 Republican Presidential candidate has come out swinging against Venezuelan tyrant Nicholas Maduro. In interviews in English with CNN and in Spanish with CNN en Español, Rubio says he believes the time has come to apply sanctions against the government of Venezuela.Continue reading “Senator Marco Rubio Comes Out Swinging Against Venezuela’s Maduro”

SOS Venezuela: Godspeed and Chévere!

Abajo puede ver la traducción en español Dear Venezuelan Opposition, It is easy for me to sit here safely, some 4000 kilometers away, and urge you to keep up that momentum, to stay in the streets and maintain pressure on the government, but I believe that’s what must be done, and that you are showingContinue reading “SOS Venezuela: Godspeed and Chévere!”