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 […]

I can’t remember if I have mentioned it here, but I am addicted to the printed word. I always have to be reading something. That can lead me in some strange directions, such as Jody Hedlund’s latest novel With You Always. It is a romance novel. I’m not the target audience, but I approached it […]

There is no post today. You are just imagining that you are reading this. Today’s scheduled post was hijacked by circumstances. The details might fall into the “too much information” category, so I won’t burden you with them. Traveling, family commitments, laziness – it could be any, all or none of these. However, I don’t […]

One of the nice things about working on Parliament Hill is that it is only a block from Sparks Street, which is home to several Ottawa festivals. This year’s edition of Ribfest started on Wednesday and runs until tomorrow. At the annual Poutinefest I have difficulty making a choice, so many tasty possibilities. I find […]

  In 2013 I did a few guest posts for my friend Bruce’s blog. It wasn’t intentional. We had been having an email conversation about England’s Greenbelt Festival and some of my experiences there. He took those emails and published them (with permission of course). I figured now, with U2 on the road in North […]

In 2013 I did a few guest posts for my friend Bruce’s blog. It wasn’t intentional. We had been having an email conversation about England’s Greenbelt Festival and some of my experiences there. He took those emails and published them (with permission of course). I figured now, with U2 on the road in North America, […]

  In 2013 I did a few guest posts for my friend Bruce’s blog. It wasn’t intentional. We had been having an email conversation about England’s Greenbelt Festival and some of my experiences there. He took those emails and published them. I figured now, with U2 on the road in North America, would be a […]