Category Archives: Thoughts

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 […]

An odd, yet not uninteresting, morning reflection…

Most morning I don’t wake up all aflutter with thoughts of my own mortality. Time, eventually, will have its way with me although I do take the usual precautions to maximize my chances. In any case, usually I am more consumed by contemplations of breakfast, my favourite morning meal. Today, though breakfast was close to […]

A tribute to International Women’s Day…

Yesterday, in response to a flash fiction prompt at Microcosms 10  in honour of the National Women’s History Project (an American effort I am sure many other countries could easily embrace,) I did a bit of research on Margaret Chase Smith. I was vaguely aware of Senator Chase Smith. She had taken a run at […]