Justify My Text

WordPress has introduced yet another version of the Block Editor. I have not been a fan of the concept from the beginning, but I thought I’d see it through and continue with the new version rather than seek shortcuts to get back to my comfort zone. But I like the look of the two neatContinue reading “Justify My Text”

Today I Am My Father’s Age

Originally posted June 2014 Reposting for Father’s Day Today I am the exact age my father was when he passed away. Tomorrow I will be older than my father ever was. Yesterday marked the thirty-seventh anniversary of my father’s passing. He was born on September 21, 1922, and passed away on June 4, 1977, at theContinue reading “Today I Am My Father’s Age”

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”

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”

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”

Tardiness Is Stealing My Time

Appointment: A fixed mutual agreement for a meeting set for a specific time or place. The definition above, from http://www.dictionary.com, sums up nicely the concept of an appointment. If only the medical profession could get a grip on this. Yesterday I dropped by a local medical imaging place to see about making an appointment for my mother. At 89 and with mobility issues just showing up and takingContinue reading “Tardiness Is Stealing My Time”

Sorry, But We Canadians Do Not Apologize Too Much

Originally published September 3, 2013 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 certainly notContinue reading “Sorry, But We Canadians Do Not Apologize Too Much”

Good Friday: Lord Of The Dance

The Lord of the Dance I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame The holy people said it was a shame! They whipped they stripped they hung me high And they left me there on a cross to die! I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black It’s hard to danceContinue reading “Good Friday: Lord Of The Dance”

#TBT Canada Needs to Adjust Groundhog Day Parameters

Early reports indicate that Punxsutawney Phil, having seen his shadow and darted back inside his hole, is predicting a long winter. Meanwhile in Canada all eyes are on Wiarton Willie to see what he thinks of the chances of an early spring. The rule of hog – dare I say the ground rule – is thatContinue reading “#TBT Canada Needs to Adjust Groundhog Day Parameters”

#TBT Sorry, But We Canadians Do Not Apologize Too Much

“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 certainly not argue, that it is impossible to be overly polite. People point out that we say thank you too much,Continue reading “#TBT Sorry, But We Canadians Do Not Apologize Too Much”