Stay Home – Buy Local

There’s an old saying that when life hands you lemons, make (and sell) lemonade. An appropriate variation on that old adage, during these times of COVID-19 confinements and lockdowns, might be when a pandemic keeps you from greeting friends, make (and sell) greeting cards. And that is just what the folks at Bina’s Greetings did.Continue reading “Stay Home – Buy Local”

Will COVID-19 Change New Car Sales Procedure?

A recent post on Facebook by a friend of mine got me thinking about another possible long-term effect of the COVID-19 confinement. In her post, she illustrates her frustration with a new car salesman. In a nutshell, having come to the point when all that was left was to sign on the dotted line, theContinue reading “Will COVID-19 Change New Car Sales Procedure?”

Twitter Suspends Racist Account

The folks over at Twitter have taken action by suspending the account of Britain First, a far-right neo-nazi group. While many are praising Twitter for taking steps to block this sort of trash, others are questioning the mega-site’s role in freedom of expression. I have to admit that no matter how egregious I find thisContinue reading “Twitter Suspends Racist Account”

PTSD Push-Up Challenge

My good friend Chris Klink is undertaking a Facebook challenge to raise awareness of the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on emergency workers and veterans. According to Chris, in the United States, 22 veterans and first responders die from suicide due to PTSD every single day. In an effort to bring this staggering statisticContinue reading “PTSD Push-Up Challenge”

Like City Hall, You Can’t Fight Facebook. You Can’t Even Give In!

I fought the law and the law won I fought the law and the law won                                    Sonny Curtis While I may not be ‘breaking rocks in the hot sun’, I have been punished by Facebook for using anContinue reading “Like City Hall, You Can’t Fight Facebook. You Can’t Even Give In!”

Facebook Real Name Update

Here’s the latest on my Facebook real name issue. After providing them with a scan of my Quebec driver’s license, they sent me the following email indicating it is not acceptable. Yet they clearly indicate drivers’ licenses are one of the I.D.s they prefer. Go figure!! DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a MontrealContinue reading “Facebook Real Name Update”

Facebook’s Star Chamber Keeping Me In Limbo

A few days ago I posted about my Facebook woes. Because my name was the name of my blog, in their infinite wisdom they have barred me from accessing my account unless and until I provide them with my ‘real’ name and submit appropriate proof thereof. I hope they draw the line a thumbscrews andContinue reading “Facebook’s Star Chamber Keeping Me In Limbo”