Counting the Cost

Counting the Cost

Dear reader, recently I was engaging in one of my guilty pleasures – namely watching episodes of The Graham Norton Show, a talk show from the UK, or as they would call it, a “chat show.” I enjoy Norton’s program because unlike North American...
The True North, Flawed and Free

The True North, Flawed and Free

My dear and long suffering reader, July 1 is a special day for many people around the world. In Singapore for example today is Armed Forces Day. Pakistan marks this day as Children’s Day. The country of Burundi celebrates its independence on July 1. In Australia...
The Art of the Apology

The Art of the Apology

Dear reader, as a proud citizen of Canadia-Land – the True North Strong and Free(zing) – I am of course well aware of the near-ubiquitous cliché surrounding our penchant for seeking absolution. In other words, our tendency to apologize. You may believe...
Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Rage Against the Dying of the Light

Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day,Rage, rage against the dying of the light.Dylan Thomas It all started with a nosebleed… Such an innocent thing the humble nosebleed. Nearly every child has had one at some point, most...
Waste Not…

Waste Not…

My dear and long suffering reader, I’ve been thinking a great deal of late about waste. Ok… it’s not the most salubrious of subjects I grant you, but I think you’ll agree, one that’s on many people’s minds in our modern age. What I’ve found so intriguing is that...

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