Category Society


There has been a lot of bad publicity for airlines recently. Every day it seems there is a news story about someone who has missed a flight because of airline overbooking. There have been many well publicized American incidents, but the Canadian ones are just as compelling. Even the airline that advertises that it never […]

Sign Of The Times

The best seller at the U2 concert last Friday at the Rogers Centre in Toronto was one of The Joshua Tree tour t-shirts that showcased how an old song can remain relevant today. As music fans know, the album opens with the song “Where The Streets Have No Name.” The opening lines of the song […]

School Choice

The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal has struck a blow for freedom. No longer will students attending the province’s Roman Catholic schools have to study religion. Ontario has a two track publicly funded education system. You have your choice of the taxpayer-funded public (non-religious) and Catholic schools. You can also pay big dollars and send your […]

Tonight in Toronto

Some thoughts from last year’s Ottawa Bluesfest for you today. The Lumineers are performing tonight in Toronto, opening up for U2. I saw them last summer and was, as you will see below, intrigued by the interaction between band and audience. I thought it appropriate to repeat those observations today, and I am kind of […]

Politically Correct/Historically Incorrect

The Governor General has apologized. I wish he hadn’t. David Johnston was in political hot water over a radio interview he gave, where he said (and I am paraphrasing) that all Canadians were immigrants; it was only a matter of when your ancestors came to this country. Even Canada’s First Nations, our aboriginal peoples, were […]

Kiwanis Way – IV: The Chapel

It’s amazing what can happen in a small town that would never happen in a city. That thought struck me again as I walked Pembroke’s Kiwanis Way. Walking from the Pembroke marina to Riverside Park I noticed that sometime in the past 15 or so years since I last traveled the path, a chapel had […]

Out Of Control – Revisited

Back in the early days of this blog I did a post about an art exhibit at the Atomium in Brussels. I had been quite impressed and thought others would be too. Yesterday I was looking at the pictures and thinking that perhaps I should share that post again since most of the people who […]