Some thoughts on Broken Promises: Alex’s Story

I have just finished reading the latest (and Bernard Richard’s first) report from the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, Broken Promises: Alex’s Story. It is a devastating document that details in so many small and a few much more corrosively larger ways how one child, Alex Gervais, was failed to be nurtured […]


A Noirish Night Late in January, 2017-a very modest post.

I spent a lot of this past Saturday respecting the environment by not burning oodles of slash and blowdown I’ve accumulated over the fall and winter. I trust that my inclination for sloth was not the sole cause. My absence of immolation on Saturday was filled with stories on the news about Trump, Trump the President, […]


The Little Voice in the Head of Donald Trump in the Wee Hours

“Pssst. Donnie. It’s me. Wakey wakey.” “Oh, give it a rest, Little Voice. I tired. Let me sleep.” “If only I could, Donnie. But you know me, no rest for the wickedly precise. And you know who started tsunami twittering. It surely wasn’t me.” “Holy Bad Trade Deals, Little Voice. I need my sleep. I […]


The Television World of Child Welfare…some thoughts.

The world of child welfare and social work has never been portrayed all that well or all that frequently on television. I have posted before about East Side/West Side, the gritty 1963/64 George C. Scott, one season wonder. Canada has also touched lightly on the world of teens and social work in a mostly lighthearted […]