Shady Stuff

Did anyone catch the news that the next set federal election date has been moved by a week?  According to the Federal Election Act, the next election was supposed to be held on or before Oct. 20, 2025. However, it appears that the government has moved the date forward to October 27.  The reason given…

Look to the Sky

So, did you watchsee the eclipse this past week? It was a priority for some, and they drove hours to see the total eclipse. Then, some, like me were content to watch the partial eclipse at home. With the appropriate eye protection, of course. For others. . . it was just another afternoon, and life…

A Special Holiday

I heard a comment on the radio that intrigued me. The DJ was 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, “This holiday weekend is all…

Horrible Coffee

Earlier this week, I had a cup of coffee from a coffee shop I had never tried before.  When someone asked me how it was, I replied, “Horrible.” I was going to say wretched, but that seemed a little harsh. And I wondered, how could a coffee shop survive, serving such horrible coffee?  And then…

It’s Just a Picture

It was the picture that rocked the world. Some are calling it KateGate, and others Katespiracy. It started innocently enough with a simple Mother’s Day greeting and photo of Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, and her children. Then it was noticed that the image had been edited, nothing major, but edited, nevertheless. It seemed…

Say What?

I was reading the news the other day, and a headline caught my eye.  It read, and I quote, “Jagmeet Singh’s NDP has sold its soul and didn’t even get 30 pieces of silver.”  Now, the story was concerning the present coalition between the federal Liberal Party and NDPs and one of the deals that…

Time Flies. . .

I came across some old pictures the other day and saw one of my mother and me. It wasn’t the first time I’d seen that picture, but this time, I realized a few things.  John F. Kennedy was still alive when that picture was taken, as were Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy. WW2…

CFA!

I was talking to a gentleman a while back who had moved to Halifax from British Columbia. He told me that he was really enjoying living in the Maritimes but wondered how long it would be until he was no longer considered a “CFA.” I must have looked confused because he explained that people would…

A Bad Apple doesn’t ruin the barrel

I read a couple of disturbing stories in the paper recently about teachers and administrators in schools who have been charged with possession of child porn or with molesting their students. What I haven’t read is a reaction by people who say that they will no longer send their children to school or support the…

The Light!

Have you noticed lately how much more daylight we are seeing? Each day, it’s getting light earlier and staying light longer, and 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 the winter seems, spring…