Think Anew, Act Anew

observations and opinion

The Un-American President

Toddler, Traitor, Grifter, Slob.  With apologies to LeCarre * * * In his recent pants-pooping performance at the Canadian G7 Summit and afterwards, U.S. President Donald Trump exhibited why we … Continue reading

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Stacking up the boxes

Haiku is the Japanese poetic form, comprised of 17 syllables, traditionally split into three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables each. A properly crafted haiku typically draws its language … Continue reading

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Looks like They Mulcaired It

Rarely have we come up to an Ontario Election Day with more people saying “I don’t know how I’m going to vote.” That uncertainty is Andrea Horwath’s only hope today. … Continue reading

June 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Wynne wants you to elect Ford

VOTE FOR ME AND I PROMISE TO LOSE In December 1979, Pierre Trudeau had resigned as Liberal leader and was set to retire.  Then, an unexpected election was called. After … Continue reading

June 2, 2018 · 6 Comments

In days of you’re

  Most days, the worst thing about social media is the hostility:  people behave very, very badly behind the anonymous curtain of their online personae. They can be rude, snide, … Continue reading

May 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Spilled. Not a crime.

May 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Shelter Castle

  “To be a child in a shelter is to see your mom shorn of her authority. It’s not her house anymore, her rules, her food. She is a ghost … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Phony War

A letter to supporters of Palestine:  You are the reason for the Hamas attacks on the Israeli border. Until you change, nothing there can change.   May 15, 2018 In an … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · Leave a comment