People

An Unexpected Return

I was knocked off my chair last night. A friend from a former life emailed me after a good three years of complete radio silence.  I did a double take, read the email ten times to make sure I had not hallucinated it... and then replied to it.  This was one peculiar friendship... born in… Continue reading An Unexpected Return

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Daily grievance and fun

Flu Season

It makes you wonder why you even bothered to get the flu vaccine... You still end up with the sniffles, feeling borderline feverish, sporting  bright-red irritated nostrils, and you have the work-out of coughing your lungs out because your congestion is made of concrete-like ... OK, I will stop the description right there. We all… Continue reading Flu Season

Musings, People

People Don’t Change

I heard recently that, in marriage, a man doesn't want his woman to change and the woman wants her man to change.  We often hear of unrealistic expectations, irreconcilable differences, unmet needs, lack of intimacy, infidelity as the most common reasons to divorce. Well,  if youth knew what the older generation only learned with time,… Continue reading People Don’t Change

Observation

Remembrance Day 2018

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

Musings, Observation

Patience is a Virtue

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.

Musings

The Filter

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

Daily grievance and fun

Thanksgiving in Canada

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

Daily grievance and fun

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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