Do YOU have what it takes to be Governor General?

Job listing: Governor General of Canada  Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith – a.k.a. The Queen – is seeking a full-time representative for the Dominion of Canada. The selection process will be… Continue reading Do YOU have what it takes to be Governor General?

Can you buy guilt for a nickel? Some charities think so

Last week, I got a nickel in the mail. Yes, a whole nickel. Where do I even begin to spend that kind of money? Can you still buy Double Bubble? Are jawbreakers still a thing? Can you still buy two Mojos for a penny? Are there still Mojos? My unexpected windfall was attached to a… Continue reading Can you buy guilt for a nickel? Some charities think so

A long, long time ago …

A long, long time ago I can still remember how that music used to make me smile… Recognize those lyrics? If you are of a certain age (e.g. old) you’ll certainly know them as the opening lines to Don McLean’s epic hit, American Pie. I was thinking about the somewhat cryptic song (McLean has spent… Continue reading A long, long time ago …

We should have seen this coming …

On Wednesday morning, I was tinkering with a blog I wanted to call “We’re going to miss you know who”. The rough idea was that when a certain American president leaves office, we, the interested observers, we’re going to miss him. Donald Trump, one of the 45 best presidents in the history of the United… Continue reading We should have seen this coming …

Look in the mirror, Alberta

Once upon a time, there was a comic strip called Pogo, which was famous for its detailed comic strip art and its sly commentary on contemporary life. From Pogo came a semi-familiar phrase that I think applies to our current Coronacrazy conundrum: “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” Pogo’s comment was a… Continue reading Look in the mirror, Alberta