Harry and Megs in Canada

The media, social and otherwise, have been abuzz with the latest from Britain’s royal family. The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry’s recent decision to “distance” himself and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex from the royal family has been met with a barrage of opinions. (Opinions)range from outright disgust at the couple’s apparent disrespect forContinue reading “Harry and Megs in Canada”

Sucking The Life Out Of Downtown Montreal One Parking Spot At A Time

We are now well into the month of December. While many may lament the too early appearance of Christmas decorations in stores in November (October?), all bets are now off. Seasonal shopping is in full swing; decorated windows, street lights, and pretty much anything that does not move are now deemed fair play. But nowContinue reading “Sucking The Life Out Of Downtown Montreal One Parking Spot At A Time”

Name Griffintown REM Station for George Springate

Recently Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante suggested naming the REM station in the Griffintown area for former Quebec premier Bernard Landry. Work is well underway around Montreal on the Réseau express métropolitain (REM). A 67 km (42 mile) rapid light rail system that will link several suburbs with Downtown Montreal via Central Station. It involves theContinue reading “Name Griffintown REM Station for George Springate”

Seasonal Song Correction

Here we are in the early days of November and the annual debate over Christmas decorations and music is already in full swing. Is it too early to put up decorations? What about playing Christmas carols in stores? All in an effort to instil yuletide spirit in shoppers with the hope separating them from theirContinue reading “Seasonal Song Correction”

Nothing Etched In Stone

There was a time when certain things were absolute. No haggling, no bargaining, no grey areas. Black and white. While of course other things were more fluid, shifting, not absolute. If you were born with a whatzit, you were a whozit For example let’s consider the notion of senior citizens. At one time the ageContinue reading “Nothing Etched In Stone”

DCMontreal in Print: Please Restore August’s Summer Status

Here’s a link to my Comment piece from the Montreal Gazette. 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 FreanContinue reading “DCMontreal in Print: Please Restore August’s Summer Status”

Sorry, But We Canadians Do Not Apologize Too Much

Reissued for Canada Day Weekend 2019 This post was linked to by CNN to explain the backhanded apologies of some Canadians! Sorry, I didn’t realize you are a total arsehole unable to function in normal society It is often said that we Canadians are polite to a fault.  As a Canadian I would suggest, but certainlyContinue reading “Sorry, But We Canadians Do Not Apologize Too Much”

Gutenberg Editor Omits Post Title

When the new Gutenberg Editor was introduced to WordPress.com I was not a big fan. But I persevered and manage to figure things out with a few work-arounds.   I found the blocks to be a real pain in the ass, and more so the fact that without inserting a snip of code, it is notContinue reading “Gutenberg Editor Omits Post Title”

Major Glitch With Gutenberg Editor

I little while back I sat down to write a blog post and was faced with the chance to switch to the new WordPress.com editor. Thinking erroneously that I could take it for a test drive then switch back if I wanted, I went ahead and agreed to give it a try. At first IContinue reading “Major Glitch With Gutenberg Editor”