Month: August 2015

Virginia Ambush

All day, I felt sick to my stomach over the live, on-air murders of a 24-year-old reporter and a 27-year-old cameraman at a shopping mall in Virginia. A disgruntled former colleague killed them, because he felt they had cost him his job, and other reasons.  …

Let’s Talk About Heroes

Too often, we learn the names of the deranged lunatics who murder innocent people. I won’t accept criticism of the media for that; it’s logical because they are one person and everyone wants to know what makes them tick. But this time, we can shout the names of three heroes, and let the lunatic rot, anonymously, for all I care.   …

Candy Crushed

If you’ve never played the online game Candy Crush, you might only know it from the requests to play that clutter up social media. That, by the way, is a problem with your privacy settings on Facebook. If you’re getting anything you don’t want on your page, it’s your fault. You can prevent it. But people would rather complain. And I digress.  …

Stop Making Sense

Last week, a payroll person at the Montreal head office of my new employer emailed me to let me know that my first pay had bounced back when they attempted a direct deposit. It was a little unsettling because I would like anyone to be able to deposit into my account any time they wish. There should be no barriers to giving me money!  …

Take My Habaneros, Please

I didn’t want to grow vegetables this year. We’re not far from rural areas and we see bunnies and raccoons and skunks and even deer that would love to munch on fresh produce. I truly didn’t want to put the effort into a fence and all of the other things that go into putting in a garden. Not this year.  …

A Frickin’ Lion Safari

It was purely coincidental that I had just been to see some majestic lions and other beautiful African creatures when Cecil the lion was brutally killed by the most hated dentist in the world. I joined my Little Sister Tabitha, her partner Nick and their son – my grandson – Ryker, on a beautiful sunny day at African Lion Safari.  …