The Decline of Trump’s America

This brutal, frank analysis of Trump’s performance at the G20 this past week by Australian journalist Chris Uhlmann appeared on my Facebook feed this morning. It is a sad commentary on way the United States is now perceived by the world. There can be no pleasure in the fall from grace of this mighty nation. […]

All Creatures

It was Animal Planet here this morning. Tommy had words with a black cat and I had to doctor a couple of scratches on the nose. I hope there aren’t any more. With fur it’s hard to tell until a scab forms. It turned out the cat Tommy tangled with was our neighbour’s indoor kitty who […]

Talk Show – Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett was my favourite talk show host when I was young. Hands down. I read his first book, Cavett, years ago. He slipped out of my sight when I moved into rural mid-western Ontario without the benefit of cable and, therefore, PBS. Then I heard an interview on CBC radio with Mr. Cavett a […]

#Cdnpoli: Harper Watch

After writing blogs on Scottish and American politics, it’s time to return to my home and native land. There’s plenty going on in this country to keep an eye on. This weekend there were three articles about our current government that caught my eye. Doug Saunders in Peak Oil? More Like Peak Canada writes about […]

Remembrance Day: A Family Story

In January 2005 I received an email from Veteran’s Affairs Canada (VAC) saying that George Wilkinson wanted to contact the person who had posted a picture of Lorne Marr on the Virtual Memorial website. In August 1944 Dad’s brother, Lorne, was killed in France and George is my cousin. I had posted Lorne’s picture after seeing an […]

The Soul of a Nation

I’m so glad I heard this Sunday Edition interview with Jim Wallis. Wallis is a Christian writer, political activist and the founder of Sojourners. He has been a spiritual advisor to both President  Bush and Obama. He noted that poverty was not an issue in this campaign. In Washington it isn’t an issue, but he […]

By Request

A while ago my cousin said he’d been drinking Rush Limbaugh’s Kool-Aid (his words, although I managed an LOL Freudian “Kook-Aid” typo in the first draft) and asked me why I favoured Barack Obama over Mitt Romney. Since we’re down to the wire and since I have an extra hour this weekend, I’m going to […]