Pope Francis blesses Harley-Davidsons; Vespa owners feel slighted

Pope Francis continues to be his own man. Today he bestowed a Papal blessing on motorcycles and motorcyclists. But not just any motorcycles, these were all Harley-Davidsons. The US bike manufacturer is celebrating its 110th anniversary and thousands of Harley owners from around the world arrived in Rome for a rally. Pope Francis blessed themContinue reading “Pope Francis blesses Harley-Davidsons; Vespa owners feel slighted”

Syria accused of chemical attacks; Jumpin’ Bash Flash

It appears the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons on at least two occasions. Up to 150 people may have been killed in these sarin gas attacks. Not a great number when you consider 93,000 people have lost their lives over the last two years in Syria. Regardless, chemical weaponry is aContinue reading “Syria accused of chemical attacks; Jumpin’ Bash Flash”

Operation Prism: The state has no place in the chat rooms of the nation

With the recent palaver over Operation Prism in the United States, the leaking of secret information by Edward Snowden and subsequent media frenzy, I couldn’t help but think of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. In 1969 he mentioned that the citizens have a right to privacy and was referring to sexual orientation whenContinue reading “Operation Prism: The state has no place in the chat rooms of the nation”

Blogging styles: short versus long, occasional versus frequent

They tell you when you start out testing the waters of the Blogosphere that you should find your niche. Select a topic and stay within the bounds: maybe sports, or fashion, or cars or music.  I understand that some bloggers’ style is to compose long treatises on their subject of expertise. I do have aContinue reading “Blogging styles: short versus long, occasional versus frequent”