Monthly Archives: November 2016

My Mailbox

The letter was addressed to “Occupant,” which I suppose is about as personal as it is possible for Canada Post, our national postal service, to get. Though it isn’t as if they don’t know who lives here. I had already seen the news report before receiving the letter, so I knew what to expect. Sometime […]

The Anniversary

On this date forty years ago the Parti Quebecois were elected as the Government of Quebec. I doubt there will be many celebrations today. The PQ are a sovereigntist political party. Their goal was (and is) to democratically take the province out of the Canadian nation to become and independent state. So far they have […]

Post Funeral Reflections

I have never liked funerals. I much prefer the company of the living. When I was a child I was considered too young to attend, even funerals of family members. I kind of regret now that I didn’t get to say farewell to my maternal grandparents in that ceremony. Mind you, that is an adult […]

Truly Random Thoughts For Your Sunday

Watching the Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial on television Friday I was struck once more with the passage of time. When I was younger, the elderly veterans at the cenotaph were my grandfather’s generation, men who had fought in the First World War. Those men are long dead. It has been 71 […]

ITYS – II

For the first part of this post, check Thursday’s offering. I have mentioned Donald Trump (and Hillary Clinton) a few times over the past 16 months of the American Presidential election campaign. I just looked and discovered he was mentioned in about 40 posts since the first one, which is a lot of attention given […]

Remembering

I only know her name, nothing else about her. And where she lived in 1916,a place that I had never heard of before, Manor, Saskatchewan. By 1921 she lived in Verwood, a place that no longer exists. Today we remember those who died in the war, fighting for our freedom. I will be thinking of […]

I Told You So – I

I have mentioned Donald Trump (and Hillary Clinton) a few times over the past 16 months of the American Presidential election campaign. I just looked, and discovered he was mentioned in at least 40 posts since the first one. That is a lot of attention, especially given that this is not a blog about politics […]