Monthly Archives: June 2021

Junk The Printer

If I hadn’t just spent money on ink, I would probably have a new printer by now. I knew I needed printer ink at Christmastime, but there seemed no point in buying some and opening the cartridge, then having the machine sit for six months. So ink was my first purchase once we were out […]

Great Minds Think Alike

Smaller minds too. Look at the numbers from earlier today when I tried to book a COVID-19 vaccination using the Province of Onatrio’s online booking system. Your number in line: 3546798Number of users in line ahead of you: 50621Expected arrival time on the website: 8:51 AM ESTYour estimated wait time is: 54 minutes Do I really believe there are three-and-a-half […]

Who Is In Charge?

I always thought Canada was a democracy and Parliament, the maker of laws, was supreme. Apparently the governing Liberal Party and the Prime Minister don’t think so. They are suing the Speaker of the House of Commons, an MP from their own party, over the release of doocuments that Parliament has asked for and the […]

Ballot Casting Time

Back in Canada I have been feeling a little conflicted as to what should be filling this space. So today a compromise. There is so much happening in Canada, politically and socially, stuff that has nothing (or at least very little) to do with COVID-19. However, I have the impression that sometimes when I delve […]

The Dream Is Alive

It was so long ago that there were no DVDs. The internet was in its infancy; there was no World Wide Web. No streaming. In 1993 the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup. Since then no Canadian team has won the iconic trophy. When my son was very young and just discovering sports we would borrow […]

That Time Again

Today some more COVID images. We will return soon to our regularly scheduled programming. Long before society does.

More Monday Smiles

I saved some from yesterday to start your week with a laugh, I hope.

Time To Smile

In theory the end of this pandemic is in sight. Vaccination rates are up, cases of COVID-19 are down, societies are opening up. Can somebody inform Canada’s Prime Minister? Doesn’t seem that much is changing here, despite now leading the world in the percentage of the population to have received at least one dose of […]

Chicken or Egg?

A judge in Californa has overturned the state’s ban on owning assault weapons. He expecially noted that the AR-15 assault rifle is “a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment.” Wikipedia tells me the AR-15 has been the weapon of choice for many American mass murderers because it is lightweight, accurate and […]

Vaccination Day

I’m not an anti-vaxxer, but I will confess to being a vaccine skeptic, at least where the various COVID-19 vaccinations are involved. Despite that, I’ll be getting my first shot today. To say I do so against my better judgement is perhaps putting it too strong. I have weighed the options, looked at the information […]