This year, Remembrance Day commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War. Unfortunately, mankind has a short memory. A century ago, mankind did not have one tenth of the weaponry and assault force it can use and deploy today... and still in the course of four years, millions have given their… Continue reading Remembrance Day 2018
Patience is one of those things you can only get more of by developing it, and by that I mean you have to exert it. Patience is like a muscle, the more you use it, the more it grows. Your level of impatience depends on two things: 1) your expectation when it comes to time (how much in a hurry you are) and 2) how deeply you want what comes next.
Filters, gag... and now smoke screens. Smoke screens... and now this one is about how our past experiences impact our perception of others. Life experiences colour our lives, and we get wiser as we grow older [as the legend as it].
Before anyone of you get some kinky ideas... No... not in that context! My previous post was about filters, this one is the opposite. I put my words through filters before saying them (self censorship if you prefer); the gag refers to the words I want to get out... those rebel words I want to… Continue reading The Gag
Have you ever been around people who say the most inappropriate things at the most inopportune time? At best, their words make for awkward but funny situations, and at worst, they nearly kill those they are with with shame. We often refer to these people as having no filter between the brain and the mouth.… Continue reading The Filter
It might come as a shock to some people but the last Thursday of November is not unanimously Thanksgiving Day in the entire world. The Canadian Thanksgiving always occurs on the first Monday of October. This statutory holiday is not as big a deal as it is in the USA; no turkey gets a pardon… Continue reading Thanksgiving in Canada
I know... catchy tune! It came to mind today because I actually saw a rainbow , a complete 180-degree arc with vibrant colours. You know how sometimes one end is clear and the other, rather blurry and pale... No, not today. I could not help but think about its symbolical meaning; an alliance, a covenant,… Continue reading Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Already the last days of September. After a summer exceptionally hot, the respite of heat is much welcome. Birds forming a V shape fly south Sandals are not enough to keep your toes warm Temperature varies from 29 C to 0 C (freezing point) in less than 24 hours It rains more than usual Yellow… Continue reading Telling Signs Summer is Over
Something died this week; kaput, off, no more. And I don't care much. Before you gasp, outraged at my lack of perturbation and think you are dealing with a psychopath here, let me tell you about the victim. 43 inches wide, black, had a average lifespan... My Smart TV died. Personally, I don't feel… Continue reading An Unexpected Death
Years ago I made a decision I will not ever regret despite its lack of popularity. I will not fake my moods, for no one, under no circumstances. I will not fake a jolly mood when I feel like weeping, I will not smile if I have no reason to. I will not deny the… Continue reading Living a Fake or Genuine Life