Wednesday, December 13, 2017


By my count, as this column is printed, we will be 91 days into the Trump presidency. Considering the number of newsworthy stories that have come out of the White House since the inauguration, doesn’t it seem like a...
If you, like me, have been reading about this era of high tech surveillance (and how can you not, considering the news these days), you can’t help but get a little paranoid about what might be spying on us. I...
We all know “that person” – the one with no filter, who jumps at the chance to share their opinions in mixed company, regardless of how unpopular those opinions might be. Everyone knows someone like that. He’s the guy at...
Aside from parents, few people spend as much time and have as much influence on children as teachers. Teachers are the most seen and heard authority figures during the most important years of a child’s development, and aside from...
The world is divided into two types of people: those who awaken before sunrise, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and those who stay up late at night. One group will never understand the other, and getting such contrasting biological clocks to...
I’m pleased to report that my cleanse continues to be very successful. I have no idea what Donald Trump, Stephen McNeil, or any other politician is doing, and it feels great to not have that information, if only for a...
I have this document on my laptop that I use to compile useless trivia. I’ve had one for years, and since it’s come in handy so many times, I’ll probably always have one. Its word count is in the...
It is exhausting being worried and stressed out about the state of the world all the time, isn’t it? I have been consumed with news since the beginning of this year, even more so than usual. Between the teachers’ labour...

Bill 75

I had a column all ready to submit tonight for the publishing deadline, but then today happened. I am sitting on my couch with my jaw hanging open. It’s no secret that I am in favour of a complete overhaul...
It was bound to happen. It was only a matter of time before somewhere, sometime, somehow, the universal disease of self-aggrandizement combined with our unnerving penchant for voyeurism to produce tragedy. I read a lot of terrible things on-line, but...
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