Not Mentioning Mass Killers Won’t Make Them Go Away

Sadly, once again, a mass killing is in the news. The horrific tragedy that took place last Friday in Santa Barbara, California, during which seven young lives, including the killer, were snuffed-out, has dominated the news this week. Killing sprees of this nature have become all too familiar and are always fodder for gun controlContinue reading “Not Mentioning Mass Killers Won’t Make Them Go Away”

Google Hummingbird Algorithm Incident Report

DCMontreal 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 Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and onContinue reading “Google Hummingbird Algorithm Incident Report”

Amber Alert Success!

The power of social media is evident in so many ways. One often hears of the role played by Facebook in various uprisings and movements in undemocratic places. But it’s not just on a large-scale that the WWW can be of assistance.  In the  city of Trois-Rivières, between Montreal and Quebec City, a baby wasContinue reading “Amber Alert Success!”

Disappearing Bees Explained

I am learning so many things from the bug world this spring. First there was the eye-opener that earthworms live by a system of rules and regulations, with lawyer worms to keep them on the straight and narrow. Then I was approached by Harold the Emerald Ash Borer to ghost write his reply to allContinue reading “Disappearing Bees Explained”

Glocks on Campus

In light of yesterday’s tragedy in California, I reiterate that the only kind of “glocks” that should be found on or near a university campus are glockenspiels played by members of marching bands, and not those used to kill. Daily Post: Break the Silence DCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balanceContinue reading “Glocks on Campus”

I’m a Baby-Saver!

Today’s Daily Post is Pride and Joy. Mine is my blood.  It is a good opportunity to remind you to donate blood. As I have written, I am a now a big proponent of donating blood. I’m a coward when it comes to essentially all things medical but I can assure you that the process is painless,Continue reading “I’m a Baby-Saver!”

Canadiens Coach Therrien Takes Big Gamble

If the young replacement comes through and gets a couple of wins in New York and ties the series, Therrien will look like a hockey wizard. If he continues to be merely average the coach will forever be questioned and second guessed for not starting his back-up in game three. If you are following theContinue reading “Canadiens Coach Therrien Takes Big Gamble”

Summer Sounds: Birds, Lizards and Chain Saws

Nothing is finer than waking up to the sounds of early summer: a whole mess of birds chirping and calling, squirrels shouting at each other, the occasional cat howling, early morning dog walkers greeting each other. The lilt of the breeze through windows that are wide-open as the air-conditioner, which has been installed, is notContinue reading “Summer Sounds: Birds, Lizards and Chain Saws”

It Was Clearly NBC’s Fault!

… but true Habs fans know the real culprit is NBC Sports and their 1:00 start time. Deep breaths … nice and easy; game one of the NHL’s Eastern Conference Final was just a blip on the radar. It’s over and done with, finito, history, forgotten … well, almost. The 7-2 drubbing my Montreal CanadiensContinue reading “It Was Clearly NBC’s Fault!”

Dear New York Rangers Fans

However if you do run into someone who doesn’t understand you, remember that no matter how loudly or slowly you speak to them in English, it isn’t going to work. Welcome to round three of the 2014 NHL playoffs. Your team’s spirited win over the Pittsburgh Penguins has brought you one step closer to theContinue reading “Dear New York Rangers Fans”