I was looking back over 2,600+ posts over almost five and a half years, and I realized that I have been repeating myself too often. Some things, a few things, do bear repeating but it seems to me that I have said my piece and you have all been patient and, mainly, kind in readingContinue reading “Thanks for reading …”
… still resting.
I’m pretty sure it’s just a minor head cold ~ the outdoor temperatures have been up and down lately ~ but I feel a bit miserable so I’m taking a day or two to rest and recuperate.
Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), is in the news, again, as the government seeks another legal delay while it tries to make a law that does not offend someone’s Charter rights. Back in September of 2019 a Québec judge ruled that the existing Canadian and Québec lawsContinue reading “The problem of absolutes”
My friends who are born in the year of the Ox are said to be honest and earnest. That seems right to me. They are often low key and seldom seek praise or to be the centre of attention. This often hides their talent, but they’ll gain recognition through their hard work. This year ofContinue reading “Welcome to the Year of the Ox”
… many other things will, I suspect, all collide (only figuratively, I hope) when, in late 2021 for some of the world and 2022/23 for most of it, the current global pandemic is under control and life returns to “normal,” which probably includes the already familiar annual flu shot and and a new annual coronavirusContinue reading “Planes and ships and vaccines and passports and …”
I am 78 years old. 78 years ago today, on 6 February 1943, the Canadian corvette HMCS Louisburg, pennant number K-143, was escorting a convoy from Londonderry to Algeria. Many of the ships were ‘troopers’ carrying US soldiers who would (along with thousands of Canadians) invade Sicily in July. As they approached the coast theyContinue reading “I remember”
… a safe and Happy New Year celebration and better, happier times for 2021. I hope we can work together, around the world, rich and poor, regardless of race or creed, to beat this virus. I hope we, in the US-led West, can come together under new, less contentious leadership, to address the threats toContinue reading “Wishing you all … (2)”
Some readers (those not from Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand) may wonder why we celebrate fisticuffs on the day after Christmas … do we take a swing at those who gave us gifts we didn’t fancy? No, it’s not that, it’s an old British custom, dating from at least the early 19th century …Continue reading “It’s Boxing Day”