Category Archives: Thoughts

Bathing for Old People or Soaking the Rich at Air Canada or Bath Faults and Ethical Wounds

This essay was written a couple of years ago. Part Humor; part deadly concern. Recently, the Seniors Advocate of BC, Isobel MacKenzie, expressed concern about the frequency of baths available to seniors in care homes. It may be an issue, a dirty little secret, whose time has come. Here is my take: BATHING FOR OLD […]

Politicians, The Press, a couple of great old movies, and the ways of the world…

Recently, to escape all things Trump, I caught a few minutes of one of my favorite films, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. (I freely allow that I hear Gene Pitney’s classic take of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s song, the man who shot liberty valance, every time I watch the film even though it […]

A Little Sixties Nostalgia late in 2016…

It is a couple of days before Christmas. I have just watched an NFB documentary from the early 1990’s called Dream Tower. It tells the story (or, maybe, most of the story) about Rochdale College. If you haven’t heard about Rochdale, well it was a grand and ultimately failed experiment in Free University and Student Housing, […]

The Republican Presumptive VP Nominee, and Nice…

Although much in the world wears us down, the journey continues. I have no answer for the tragedy in Nice. Yesterday I wrote a bit of whimsy about Donald Trump’s first major decision as nominee, as presumptive nominee, the selection of Indiana Governor, Mike Pence as his  VP running mate. Today,  apparently, he is having […]