Monthly Archives: January 2022

Help Me Understand

Canada’s Prime Minister is seeking support from the New Democratic, Bloc Quebecois and Green parties to support his plans to limit debate in the House of Commons (and accelerate the passing of his legislation). He says this is necessary because the Conservatives, the Official Opposition, are too partisan. According to Justin Trudeau: “We know and […]

Short And Sweet


This week music streaming service Spotify removed all music by Neil Young, at his request. He gave the company an ultimatum – either he or blogger Joe Rogan had to go. He felt Rogan was spreading false information about COVID-19 vaccines. Young didn’t want to be associated in any way with Rogan’s position. Spotify chose […]


Some on the internet are calling it “Canada’s January 6 event,” likening it to the attempted insurrection in Washington D.C. last year. Thousands of Canadian truckers are descending on Ottawa to protest the federal government’s vaccine mandate on their industry. Earlier this week some suggested 50,000 trucks and a half a million people were on […]


Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. I wrote down some thoughts to share with you, but have decided to save them for a different day. Instead I’m reposting this one from April 2019. If you look closely, you can see two metal plaques placed among the cobblestones, memorials to two people who used to live […]

Wednesday’s Wisdom

You Be The Judge

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is accusing his political opponents of fear mongering because they are saying his new vaccine mandate imposed on truck drivers will cause supply chain issues. The PM says forcing truck drivers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 protects Canadians. We should be thankful the government cares so much about protecting us. […]

Your Monday Smile

Let us all hope this isn’t a permanent re-arrnaging, and that the new “normal” when it arrives won’t look tooo different from the old one.

Small Town Church

From time to time on a Sunday I share some pictures from a church I have visted on my travels. Today we look at St. George’s Church in Ehrenstetten, Germany. Ehrenstetten is a place you probably have never heard of before. It is like a thousand other small German towns, rich in history but not […]

A Lazy Saturday

Today a series of pictures I first posted on this day in 2015. They are all from my 2014 trip to Brussels, Belgium. I could probably figure out what the buildings are by going back to my photo file, but, as I said, it is a lazy Saturday. If you recognize any, feel free to […]