Moon Over Toronto

I walked out to my balcony just a few minutes ago, fresh from my shower. The not-quite-full waning Moon over Toronto displayed the Man’s dark face. The one that people have been staring up at for generations. The one my mother first pointed out many years ago when I was a small child growing up in Orlando, Florida. I stared up at the moon on my own, a few years later, in the middle of the...
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In Defence Of Funny Muslims & Other Hilarious People

Is there anything funny about Muslims? Can you say anything about them and not have them, you know, burn down the city in violent protest? Apparently so, on both counts, because Canadians laughed through five seasons of the old CBC show Little Mosque on the Prairie, or Funny Muslims as I used to call it, and Canada is still standing. We had no protests or riots, no beheadings or bombings....
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Two Nations. Two Anthems. And No One Can Sing Either.

Photo by Doug Murray on Flickr (In light of the recent American media fuss over San Francisco 49’ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling and remaining silent during the national anthem, it reminded me of something I originally posted on Facebook in 2010, shortly after Canada Day/Fourth of July about the difficulties posed by patriotic songs.) We’re just coming off a two-fer-one weekend...
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Ghost Of A Machine

It was the damndest thing he’d ever seen in his many years of I.T. Some weird network ghost machine, unseen but unquestionably existent.


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Don’t Be The Victim

“You can’t change other people. The only person you can control is yourself.” That’s the most valuable lesson I got out of my years in a support group for relatives of substance abusers. I learned that I couldn’t change the alcoholic if she didn’t want to change, and I couldn’t control her behaviour, but I had complete control over myself and my...
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Lust, Canadian-Style

Near as I can determine, Canadian political correctness and a certain level of concern about protecting women has turned romance into a minefield of legalistic danger.


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