In early 2020 the politicians and public health officials botched the initial response to COVID-19. I can forgive that – they obviously had no idea what they were doing and were trying their best. That health officials should have been prepared instead of making things up on the fly would seem to be a reasonable […]

This explains a lot!

…I had no problems with it. How about you?

I was listening to the Mayor of Ottawa on the radio earlier today talk about how some people are apparently ignoring the restrictions on public gatherings during the pandemic. He said the city’s tip line received more than four hundred calls on the weekend, with people reporting everything from their neighbor having a party to […]

Every time I look at the news, it is all COVID-19. Everyone seems fixated on it. There is no other topic of conversation. I must admit, I think I’m getting a little bored with it all. But when society is locked down, there doesn’t seem to be much else to talk about except the virus. […]

Today would be my father’s 95th birthday. Instead it is the tenth anniversary of his death. A day of mixed emotions. It somehow seemed fitting that he died on his birthday. It gave a feeling of completion to his life. Given that his father died at age 56, my dad had never expected to reach […]

I tend not to give writing tips on this site. Some people have suggested I should, but there are plenty of writing resources on the internet, so there is no need to add my perspective. Plus, I figure if you aren’t paying for it you will probably ignore it. But I couldn’t resist sharing this […]

Do you know who this is? I thought I would do a travel post today, even though no-one is traveling. We can still hope and dream. When I opened a photo file, this face came up. Since there is no cost to a digital image, I always try to take a picture of the caption […]

Some more humor for you as the never-ending pandemic drags on. I’m not sure if it is getting tough to find COVID-19 jokes that make me laugh, or if I am losing my sense of humor. Can anyone tell me how April 2021 is different from April 2020? We’re still wearing masks, still can’t go […]