Unintended Consequences

I read an interesting article the other day entitled: Should We Stop Keeping Pets? The article revolved around a book by Dr. Jessica Pierce entitled: Run, Spot Run, which looks at the moral and ethical problems surrounding pet ownership. Pierce writes,  “When we see our cats gazing wistfully out the window, or watch a goldfish…

It Takes a Thief

He has been touted as the Robin Hood of McNuggets and across the Internet people have lauded him as a hero of the people.  But the proper term for him is a thief. Recently, Cody Bondarchuk, of Edmonton tweeted, “I worked at McDonald’s for two-and-a-half years and I put 11 nuggets in almost every 10-piece…

Give Thanks

I trust that all of us will take time on Tuesday to stop and reflect on the blessings we have in our wonderful nation. Now before you start thinking I’m mixed up concerning dates, I know that Tuesday isn’t Thanksgiving, but you need to understand that Tuesday, November 19th is World Toilet Day. I can…

The Price of Love

The price some pay for love. Recently it was reported that McDonald’s corp had fired its Chief Executive Officer, Steve Easterbrook after it had been revealed he was involved in a consensual relationship with an employee.  There was no hint of harassment or anything untoward in the relationship. The board of directors simply determined that…

Autumn Colours

Angela and I were marvelling at the Autumn colours earlier this week as we were driving back from shopping. The trees were a kaleidoscope of colours, no two the same. It wasn’t hard to imagine Jack Frost painting each leaf individually. One of the many things we missed during our time in Australia were the…

Shameful

Well, the election is over.  For some of you the results were cause for celebration, for other’s not so much. I always marvel at the number of people who choose to not cast a ballot.  And if you fall in that category it is shameful and inexcusable. People say, “But Denn you don’t understand, I…

Just Vote!

It has not been a pleasant campaign at all.  The gloves came off early, past indiscretions have been dug up and candidates have attacked the personal integrity of others. Because of past behaviour, the Prime Minister has been labelled a racist by some, although his recent behaviour would point in a very different direction.  The…

Just read the instructions

I’ve spent the past few weeks IKEAing.  Seriously, it’s a verb.  It’s defined as, IKEAing: the act of assembling multiple pieces of IKEA furniture.  I just made that up, but it should be a verb.  Since we’ve moved, I have assembled a bathroom cabinet, a filing cabinet, a six door storage unit, three dressers and…

It’s in You to Give

I received a notification the other day from Canadian Blood Services reminding me of my upcoming appointment to donate.  And it showed that I have made fifty-six donations and that made me feel a little bad.  I’ve been donating blood since high school but I’ve only made fifty-six donations?  It probably should be a hundred…