My Neighbour Is Sick

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, I am hesitant to call it a wall, givenContinue reading “My Neighbour Is Sick”

What Kind Of Mind Rides A Bike On A Sidewalk?

While not a big fan of Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante’s plans for downtown, I do understand the need to temporarily widen the sidewalks during the COVID-19 pandemic. By dedicating half the existing street surface to pedestrians, physical distancing can easily take place. However, one wonders if a greater health risk than COVID-19 may be theContinue reading “What Kind Of Mind Rides A Bike On A Sidewalk?”

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”

Taking Advantage of the Pandemic

The current pandemic has opened doors to all kinds of people, giving them an opportunity to promote their theories. Including Montreal’s mayor using it to fast-track her desire to pedestrianise a main downtown street. But that’s just politics. Then there are the anti-vaxers, those folks who refuse to even think about having themselves or theirContinue reading “Taking Advantage of the Pandemic”

COVID-19: Lessons Hopefully Learned

We are now into the sixth month of the pandemic. As the usual ‘back to normal’ period approaches at the end of August I wonder just how normal it will be. But aside from the many significant changes to our lifestyle wrought by COVID-19, there are some lessons that we can take away. Hospital EmergencyContinue reading “COVID-19: Lessons Hopefully Learned”

Team Names And Intention

With major league sports attempting to save a pandemic ravaged season by reducing the number of games that will be played in a bubble with no fans present, other issues are being thrown into the mix. I write of team names that are, or perhaps are not, offensive to indigenous people. … the Canadian BroadcastingContinue reading “Team Names And Intention”