Monthly Archives: October 2021

My ABC’s

I had a different post planned for today, then got sidetracked and forgot to finish it. Instead, this one, which was first published here six years ago. During my childhood I was not exposed to the delightful children’s books penned by Canadian author Dennis Lee. By the time he turned his attention to writing poems for […]

Friday Already

I have no idea where the week has gone. Let’s keep it light today.

To Boldly Go…

Sometimes you have to applaud something that is essentially silly. Like William Shatner becoming an astronaut at age 90. You probably saw the news stories earlier this month. Sure it was entirely a publicity stunt for a space tourism company. Sure the money could have been better spent. Certainly it wasn’t great for the environment. […]

Food For Thought

It is well known that, with their approximately 14-million-to-one odds against hitting the jackpot, lottery tickets are not part of any sound retirement portfolio. Despite this, 34 percent of Canadians in a 2014 poll reported that they played the lotto in the hopes of supplementing their future retirement income. If judging the likelihood of a lottery win […]

Signs of the Times

Been a long week, but I didn’t want to go too many days without postuing something. I figured if I laughed at these you might also.

The Pool

I succumbed to the temptation. I signed up for an NHL hockey pool. It was free, and you can win big prizes. As a Canadian I know a thing or two about hockey, it is in our national DNA after all. I figured the top prize was mine. You know how these things work. You […]

At the last minute…

…I received a lunch invitation today. Not being a social media butterfly, I forgot to take a picture of my meal. However, as I ate my fish and chips in the cafeteria of the Wellington Building, I was reminded of this post from five years ago. They don’t make them like they used to. Probably […]

Is It Jealousy?

There has been a fuss this week over the Pandora Papers, as there was over the Panama Papers a few years back. Now we know where the rich and famous are doing their banking. I’m not sure I understand why this is news. That people of means use banking havens to avoid paying taxes is […]

Is It Just Me?

Some days I just want to sit and read. Not emails. Not Facebook or other social media. Not a newspaper. A book. A real book with pages, not a tablet. Anyone else feel that way today?

After A Long Day…

It has been a long Tuesday. Well, no longer than nay other day, but it seemed like a good thing to say. Just a few smiles to hopefully brighten your day.