Holy Day or Holiday?

I was kind of curious about where he was going.  I heard a DJ on the radio talking about the long weekend that was coming up and how it wasn't just another long weekend. This was a very special long weekend because of what it represented.  This is getting interesting, I thought. Then he added…

Act Your Age

Emile Ratelband doesn’t feel that who he is lines up with what his birth certificate says about him.  And so last year he set out to have his birth certificate changed to reflect his reality of who he actually was.  And the courts denied his request. Ratelband didn’t want his birth certificate changed to reflect his preferred gender,…

Justice or . . .

Sixteen lives were lost and other lives were changed forever.  Families were shattered, a nation was heartbroken and now justice has been served. Or has it? That afternoon sixteen members of the Humboldt Broncos died because twenty-nine-year-old Jaskirat Singh Sidhu failed to stop.  There was a stop sign and a flashing light, apparently Sidhu didn’t…

The Forgotten Ones

It was a tragedy.  Fifty people killed because of the faith they practiced.  You would think that would be a newsworthy event.  Apparently not.  You’d think maybe such actions would be condemned by political and religious leaders.  Again, apparently not.  The silence around the event has been deafening.  And you are thinking: Oh no Denn, there…

Just be on Time

I have a confession to make, this might shock you, but I hate when things start late.  Hate might be a little strong.  Nope, that’s pretty much spot on. While we were on vacation, we went on an excursion that was late from the beginning.  Two ladies were late getting to the starting place, so we…

Another Shortage

It’s one of those crises that sneaks up on you.  I guess I had never really thought about it before and then I read a newspaper article highlighting the magnitude of the problem and I was horrified.  Who would have thought that it could actually come to this?  Certainly not me.  Forget about how much…

Mistaken Identity

It just took two digits and all of a sudden I wasn't who I thought I was. I was topping up my “Mac Pass” at their office and the “customer service” rep informed me that either my pass didn't belong to me or I wasn't who I said I was. Well, I knew the pass…

I’m Somebody!

I was at the Blue Cross office the other day when I was greeted with a smile by a strange lady. By strange I mean she was a lady I was not acquainted with, not necessarily a peculiar lady. Although not being acquainted with her she may have been strange and strange. Although I digress.…

Let There be Light

Have you noticed lately how much more daylight we are seeing? Each day it's getting light earlier and staying light longer and as Martha would say: That's a good thing. Spring is not only an awesome time of the year but it's also a great metaphor for life. No matter how dark, cold and long…

Really? A Ground Hog?

It seems to be one of those days that generates a buzz. People are talking about it, and even people who usually have no interest in the subject weigh in. There are those who place the utmost faith in what happens that day, and others who say it’s just a bunch of hokum. (if you…