Category Archives: Thoughts

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 […]

In the almost incidental line of an author’s less than friendly fire…

An old acquaintance (and Facebook friend,) Larry Gambone, has written a book entitled No Regrets: Counter-culture and Anarchism in Vancouver. While I had no measurable truck with Anarchism back in the day, except for a union supporters lifelong flirtatious interest in the IWW, and barely any as it is manifests itself these days on my […]

Thoughts on a Monday morning…

T he first thing I heard on the news this morning was that a school and two medical facilities, including a MSF (Doctors without Borders) Hospital, had been bombed in Maarat al-Numan in Northern Syria. The dead are being counted. The bombs were Russian bombs, they say. Or Assad’s bombs, perhaps. From Russia. Bombs do […]