Category Archives: Thoughts

Dr. Henry or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Plague

I wrote this essay a year ago. The so-called Freedom Convoy has escalated the anti-vax, anti-mandate movement. It is about time this small essay saw the light. On Thursday, January 28th, 2021, the day a few Canadians (maybe more than a few) bemoaned the one-year anniversary of the Coronavirus in Canada, after being voluntarily stuck […]

Communal Memories…

I came of age in the 1960’s. When I was twenty, I moved into an urban commune, the Campus Residence Cooperative Association. Two Edwardian houses, next door to each other in the heart of New Westminster. For the first couple of summers, I went home to Nanaimo to work and earn the funds necessary to […]

I Have Never Been Poor…

This brief post is about poverty. In a way I feel that, in trying to make a few observations, I am appropriating an aspect of poverty’s culture that I have no right to comment on. Although, and I have never really thought all that much about my first couple of years in terms of poverty, […]

A Few 2019 Birthday Thoughts…Nothing Too Wise, Though…I Mean, You Have To Consider The Source.

Today, I turn seventy-two. That is a fair number of years to have lived. On the one hand, its not that impressive. There’s no great achievement here. Still, I suppose I am feeling a bit cocky. Perhaps I am deserving a small pat on the shoulder and a hearty, “well done.” Seventy-Two. In 1965, it […]