COVID19 and the demise of the Bro-Hug

As we head into the heart of autumn, COVID19 warnings become more and more confusing. On the one hand vaccination numbers are up, not enough yet, but up. Yet some jurisdictions are reporting rises in the number of daily cases. Of course, there is a strong correlation in that the vast majority of these casesContinue reading “COVID19 and the demise of the Bro-Hug”

Genealogy and Serendipity

I started taking an interest in genealogy about ten years ago. I’ve always been a firm believer in the notion that what makes us what we are today is determined not only our life experiences, but by traits and characteristics of our decedents. You often find families that have generations of musicians, or athletes, orContinue reading “Genealogy and Serendipity”

What happened to sardines?

The ongoing, but hopefully soon ending, COVID19 pandemic has played havoc with all sorts of day-to-day lives. From the wearing of masks to the getting of vaccines – and the foolish but not unexpected debates arising from these public health issues – virtually everyone’s life has been touched in some way. Sadly some more direlyContinue reading “What happened to sardines?”

Vaccination Passports: Show Some Common Sense Please

Today is the day that the real crackdown on vaccine passports begins in Quebec. Initially the process began on the first of September, but with a two-week easing-in period. Now it’s down to brass tacks. No more Mr. Nice Guy. No official proof of full vaccination means no admittance to bars, restaurants and other publicContinue reading “Vaccination Passports: Show Some Common Sense Please”

The Only Logical Choice For Canadian Prime Minister

Canada is currently in the midst of a federal election. Elections are always hotly contested events, but this one has been criticized simply for having been called. The last government was a minority led by the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC). When in a minority position, a government must rely on the support of anotherContinue reading “The Only Logical Choice For Canadian Prime Minister”

Sidewalk Terraces and Good Samaritans

Like many a young man, I used to like to hit the town on a Friday night; with age that has become a whole lot less fun as the town has started hitting back. Let me explain. Truth be told, I have never had great balance. That, combined with less than strong ankles, contributed toContinue reading “Sidewalk Terraces and Good Samaritans”

Voting In The Time Of COVID19

Last Sunday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement that we will have a federal election on September 20, 2021. In revealing what was perhaps the worst kept secret, parliament was dissolved and campaign mode kicked in. Local candidates will spend the next five weeks kissing babies, knocking on doors, debating, doing interviews, andContinue reading “Voting In The Time Of COVID19”

Kvetching As An Olympic Event

I think it fair to say that, on the whole, people love to gripe. Whining seems to play an important role in most people’s lives. While some folks take it to great heights, yes, I’m talking about you leaf-blower complainers, others merely like the occasional bitch. How damn inconsiderate that people in distress, going throughContinue reading “Kvetching As An Olympic Event”

Please Turn Up The AC

Extreme weather seems to be the order of the day lately. Droughts, forest fires, heavy rain, and extreme heat are all in play around the world. Some places are used to this sort of occurrence and are as prepared as well as possible. While other locations are not nearly as well equipped to handle seriousContinue reading “Please Turn Up The AC”