Are We Going To Hell In A Handbasket?

There is an oft used saying that goes something along the lines of may you live in interesting times. Although usually credited to a Chinese sage, it may well have first been used in England. Regardless of its origin, it is commonly thought to be a curse. Interesting being a euphemism for difficult. On aContinue reading “Are We Going To Hell In A Handbasket?”

Impeachment: too many politicians and not enough statesmen

While working on my computer yesterday I put CNN on the television. I don’t usually do that, but I wanted to watch the impeachment shenanigans as they unfolded. As a Canadian, it really is none of my business, but I hope you will indulge me as I express my opinion. In a word: Bullshit …Continue reading “Impeachment: too many politicians and not enough statesmen”

Justin Trudeau Misses Chance To Quote Father

They say that history tends to repeat itself. Given some of the rotten things that have taken place – wars, plagues, racism – I hope this supposition does not hold water. Yet last night in London, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had an opportunity to draw on the past. During a gathering of what isContinue reading “Justin Trudeau Misses Chance To Quote Father”

Michael Jackson: To Ban Or Not To Ban

Following the HBO documentary Leaving Neverland that rocked the Michael Jackson legacy, several radio stations in Canada have stopped playing his music. The four-hour documentary seems to provide irrefutable evidence of The King of Pop’s paedophilic tendencies. While some will make the argument that he is no longer with us and therefore not able toContinue reading “Michael Jackson: To Ban Or Not To Ban”

Trudeau and Trump

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 “Trudeau and Trump”

WH Correspondents Dinner Needs a Rethink

Much is being said in the wake of Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner (WHCD). Once again this year President Trump refused to attend the event, instead opting to hold a campaign-style rally in Michigan during which he was free to take pot shots at the media, the left and anyone else. If you areContinue reading “WH Correspondents Dinner Needs a Rethink”

Presidential Decorum a Relic of the Past

I have a friend who is American but currently resides here in Montreal. He has often commented to me about how knowledgeable he finds many Canadians are regarding the United States. I have pointed out that for Canadians, living so close to the USA, it is almost impossible not to become more than familiar withContinue reading “Presidential Decorum a Relic of the Past”

Guns don’t kill people alone, people with guns kill people

As the latest installment in the gun debate rages in the USA following the horrific multiple death shooting in Parkland, Florida I can’t help but be reminded of some of the ludicrous sayings that the pro-gun advocates often spout. When was the last time you were shaken by breaking news that a deranged strangler wasContinue reading “Guns don’t kill people alone, people with guns kill people”

My Long-Time Neighbour Is Sick

By Karsten Ratzke – Own work, CC0, For as long as I can remember we’ve had the same neighbour. We go back years, decades, indeed centuries. We live in what in the real estate world is known as a semi-detached. Which of course means it is also semi-attached; we share one very long partition, IContinue reading “My Long-Time Neighbour Is Sick”