Observation

Worrisome Time

I am not a political person. I follow politics from a distance, never in depth as I have little interest in the matter. However, I have concerns. When a leader creates tensions with allies and friends and make friends with enemies of democracy, I worry. I worry when an authority figure feels the need to… Continue reading Worrisome Time

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Musings

Respect is Given, not Earned.

I cringe every time I hear respect is earned. Social manners dictate a basic amount of respect. Do people go about their lives and push people around, beat them up, kill them just for the fun of it? As a standard, no. These things are called assault, aggravated assault, and homicide; they are crimes. Do… Continue reading Respect is Given, not Earned.

Daily grievance and fun, Uncategorized

Friendship Betrayal

How often do you forgive a friend? As many times as it takes. Now wait a minute! My friend hurt me in the worst possible way... and you expect me to forgive? Are you out of your mind? I am not out of my mind and yes, forgiveness is the only answer. What is friendship… Continue reading Friendship Betrayal

Observation, People

Thanksgiving Day

Contrarily to our American friends, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, nearly a month and a half before they do. Thanksgiving Day ends up on the second Monday of October so, this year, it falls on October 9th. What happens? It is a statutory holiday so nobody works and those who do are paid double. Mostly, this… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day

Freedom

Looking Forward to the Weekend

This week has been a busy one. There is a birthday bash tomorrow and I am looking forward to some down time. No interruption, only myself to take care of... It sounds like a marvellous idea. It seems I am often seeking the peaceful haven of solitude. I am only trying to enjoy my peace.… Continue reading Looking Forward to the Weekend

Observation

Nothing Easy About Love

I read a thread of discussion on a teaching about loving our enemies today. Wouldn’t you know? In no times the words enemies, violence, protection of the innocents, retaliation, and Islam showed up. It turned to politics. Love is such an uncomfortable word we have to deflect it as soon as we can. So few… Continue reading Nothing Easy About Love