Monthly Archives: September 2017

No Longer Broken

Being less than perfect I really appreciated Steve Wiens book Whole. It touched a chord within my soul, so to speak. We are all broken people in one way or another. Many of us don’t want to admit it. I know I rarely do.  Steve Wiens is not only willing to admit it, he’s working […]

Hefner and Disney

Hugh Hefner is dead. The damage he did lives on. The details on that would be book-length. The Playboy founder was 91when he died. Possibly most people thought he was dead already – Playboy hasn’t been a cultural force for decades. His magazine pretty much ignored God. I wonder about the discussion Hefner is having […]

Kenya Safari III

Kenya Safari II

Kenya Safari I

It occurred to me it has been a while since I posted any travel photos. Since I will be travelling for the next couple of days it makes sense (to me anyway) to give you a few days of photo essays. In 2001 I went on a trip to Kenya with a friend. He was […]

Did You Know It’s Voting Day?

They go to the polls in northern Iraq today, the area residents call Kurdistan. By the time you read this the results may be known. No matter the outcome it is a political problem, not only for the central government in Baghdad but for the rest of the world. I have been to Iraq a […]

Not Taking The Bus

OC Transpo, our municipal transit service, is down 1.5 million riders from this time last year. That is a significant drop. There’s a cliché about rocket science that I am going to forego here, no matter how tempting. Apparently the people in charge haven’t quite figured out why people are no longer taking the bus. […]

Goodbye Old Friends

  Decluttering is such an ugly word. But it has to be done. I may have mentioned that I have a passion for the printed word. That’s partly because I have a thirst for knowledge and partly because there is no better entertainment than a good book. There comes a time though when hard choices […]

Striving For Perfection

I am not perfect. This post is proof of that. One of the books I read on the beach in August was The Perfect You by Dr. Caroline Leaf. I wrote a post about it, how reading it was challenging but I thought worthwhile. Somehow that post vanished into cyberspace on my phone. I’d blame […]

Policing Marijuana

Canada is decriminalizing marijuana next year. As of July 1 the entire country can get stoned at will, with drugs purchased in government sanctioned shops. I’m not convinced it is sound policy. Indeed, I think the decision was based not on science, not on evidence of social harm or benefit, but rather on a calculated […]