As an American who grew up in Canada, over the last number of months, hoping I was wrong about this growing reality that Trvmp was mounting what experts of historical authoritarians call a self-coup. Continue reading Zen, and the Art Of Surfing the Ebb and Flow Of Bullsh!t
No, my father is no precious heirloom, that man. But, I do love him, he is my dad, and one day this will all be over, behind us, and we can talk of other things, again, without this elephant in the room. Continue reading The Man Who Divides, Love And Shame, Horror And Blame, Father And Daughter, Be Gone
Gnash my teeth, if I had any left, seething rage, as I watch the number of positive tests for the virus tick up, and deaths mount across the land, and thousands are going to die needlessly because of the inaction of one man. Incompetence, or evil, same difference, whether with ignorance of intent, the dead will still be dead. Then last night the news hit … Continue reading The Heartbreaking Reality Unfolding Down Yonder In The Land Of My Birth
Over the last 48 hours, I have gnashed my teeth in rage at some peoples utter and complete ignorance, and had tears streaming down my face at the courage and heart of the human experience. So mom, things have changed a bit since I wrote you… what… 2 weeks now? Or, maybe its more that perception has changed, as we are globally now facing a … Continue reading Panic, Pandemic, and The Fifth Letter To The Prettiest Girl In Town
It was October 2002, and living in my highrise apartment at the edge of Lake Ontario, with my new job and Congress had just told Bush Jr to have at’r, bomb Baghdad back to the Stone Age. Based on lies and quasi-intelligence from questionable sources, and I remember watching Bushy selling his wares to the politicos in Washington, sitting in my sisters living room, yelling … Continue reading Assassination, Retaliation, Instigation, Calculation, But Is He Just A Puppet On A String?
The thing that define those of moral courage, certainly intelligence, perhaps more importantly though is foresight, the wisdom that tells them to look into the middle distance, and not just stare at their feet and mumble “yes sir, no sir”. That is what Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine did yesterday, she saw into the future, and acted accordingly. Looking to her 33 … Continue reading And To Thy Own Self Be True
Last week had lunch with dad and MsB. So, my dad is American, him and MsB both voted for Trump, and to my knowledge still support him. And, we do not discuss it. Dad tries, coming at it via Canadian Politics, probably hoping to draw me out; yet I always avoid any mention. Always. I mean, MsB has been down there her whole life, but … Continue reading In Her Great And Unmatched Wisdom, She Warned What He Would Do
When I look at, listen to, read about anything Trump related, the one thing that stands out is how out of touch he is with reality. Reality to him seems like some sort of thing he can mould to take the shape of whatever ‘reality’ he is in, unrelated to actual ‘reality’. See, one of the reasons I’ve hauled back on the U.S. Political posts … Continue reading So, About That Politico Mumbo Jumbo, I Don’t Know What The Hades To Say, And Some Advice
Not that I am by any means the first to wonder this, to think that this bat guano crazy train White House and the whole right wing part of the political spectrum in the U.S. has completely gone off the rails, swerving dangerously into authoritarian tyrannical territory. Does any of the legislators on that side of the aisle have any courage left? Any sense of … Continue reading Use Your Eyes And Your Ears Not Your Fears
Maybe sounds like self-righteous blather, but I’m not very materialistic, I don’t want things, actually I want less things. Sure, I want enough to live on, some for entertainment, good food, a nice roof over my head, but all that is relative, and frankly I also live very simply. I am attracted to simplicity, to found objects, to things that others discard, of family heirlooms … Continue reading They Smelt The Blood Of A Greedy Man
So, lets just say that whilst some who are loyal boners to the rumpTus are dyed in the wool conservatives hankering back to Medieval times or the white nationalist fear-monger racists, there are those who, well, are just, gullible ignoramus nutters with waaayyy too much time on their hands. Continue reading What Is More Attractive Than A Conspiracy To Distract You From Your Crappy Life?
After the, ahem, unimpeachable Trump, after the pompous chaotic command is relinquished, when he is finally gone from office, past whatever happens tomorrow, the day after, next month, next year, what will be will be. Sure… yes I’ve been thinking…what a shock…but lately more on that time after, and what new things can be built, dreamed up now, philosophized, look back in order to look … Continue reading Of Locke And The Tabula Rasa