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…

It’s Not Just About You

Oops. Last summer Shirell Powell made the difficult decision to authorize doctors to stop life support efforts for her younger brother. It was only while arranging her brother’s funeral that she discovered that she made the decision to end the life not of her brother but of a complete stranger. Her brother was in jail…

What makes us Kin

I had a coffee with my cousin the other day and we caught up on each other’s lives and chatted about family.  It was an enjoyable afternoon.  We discovered that we had a number of things in common and not just our white beards.  We both drive the same model car, love history and we…