Jorge Ramos’ Colleagues Owe Him An Apology

As Lewis Carroll may have put it, the Donald J. Trump phenomenon gets curiouser and curiouser. At one time the media were all over Trump for comments he made regarding FOX News’ Megyn Kelly. The journalistic wagons were circled, competitors stood up for Kelly. Trump was the bad guy. The journalistic wagons were circled, competitorsContinue reading “Jorge Ramos’ Colleagues Owe Him An Apology”

Boston’s Tobin Bridge: Untolled Thousands Owed by Motorists

During our recent jaunt to Boston we crossed the Tobin Memorial Bridge. The last time we did so, a few years ago, there were real people taking real cash at a real toll booth. But no more. The bridge is still a toll road, but no more toll booths. Instead regular users obtain an EZPassContinue reading “Boston’s Tobin Bridge: Untolled Thousands Owed by Motorists”

High Heat Warning, Visiting Cicadas and Bernie Sanders

Perhaps known more for our extreme cold, Montreal is currently in the grips of a heat wave. The warning below issued by Environment Canada gives you some indication. Remember those figures are in Celsius; Humidex values between 35° – 40° translates to 95°F and 104°F. I have heard a rumour that the heat and humidityContinue reading “High Heat Warning, Visiting Cicadas and Bernie Sanders”

Childhood Friend: Down, But Not Out

I see him from time to time. Maybe every couple of weeks during the summer; much less so in the rotten weather. At times he’s sitting outside the Metro, asking for change. At others he’s sound asleep on a bench, not unlike the fellow pictured above, down on the subway platform itself, oblivious to theContinue reading “Childhood Friend: Down, But Not Out”

The Real Story Behind the Woodpecker and the Weasel 

 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!Continue reading “The Real Story Behind the Woodpecker and the Weasel “

Carlos and the Cicada Convention/Carlos y la convención de Cigarras

Originally posted on The Adventures of Carlos Cicada/Las Aventuras de la Cigarra Carlos:
Un día mientras trabajaba en mi computadora, escuché que tocaban a la ventana. Como vivo en el tercer piso, y sinceramente no conozco a ningún vecino que sea tan alto, supe que tenía que ser Carlos. Estaba en lo cierto, en…