Category Archives: Musings

Funny and serious personal essays about the new perspectives that come from considering the wonders of the world and the vagaries of everyday life.

Simple and Not-so-simple Sics

Calling all copy editors. Continue reading

Posted in Language and Communication, Laughing Frequently, Wired | Tagged , | 6 Comments

The Horse

“In Canada, those [government] powers do not include arbitrary imprisonment and torture. But if the public is complicit or indifferent, they are very sweeping, including infringing freedom of speech and worship.” Continue reading

Posted in Politics and Policy | Tagged | 2 Comments

New. But Normal?

A small course correction? Continue reading

Posted in Feeling Clearly, New Perspectives, Politics and Policy | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Fast: Just Try to Pick It

Who makes (up) these rules, anyway? Continue reading

Posted in Laughing Frequently, Officialdom, Thinking Broadly | Tagged | 13 Comments

Finish the Thought

Gurdeep Pandher is a bhangra dance instructor from the Punjab, living in Yukon. With COVID-19, he’s become an internet sensation. I don’t know the man but his on-screen presence is relentlessly cheery, upbeat, patient, and encouraging. He dances to traditional … Continue reading

Posted in Appreciating Deeply, Relationships and Behaviour, Sports and Exercise | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Best Baby Photo Ever

The details are fuzzy but the outline is clear. Continue reading

Posted in Feeling Clearly, New Perspectives, Photos of People | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

A Personal Best

Welcome to the Geezer Olympics: Some things are not competitions. Continue reading

Posted in Appreciating Deeply, Photos of Landscapes, Sports and Exercise | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Shovelling Water

Fighting the forces of nature. Unsuccessfully. Continue reading

Posted in Day-to-Day Encounters, Laughing Frequently, Photos of Flora | Tagged , | 12 Comments

The Turnip Tenet

Better thinking through vegetables. Continue reading

Posted in Laughing Frequently, Management and Work | Tagged | 12 Comments