Monday, 17 December 2012

America's gun obsession

I have nothing to add to the words that have already been written and will continue to be written about the most recent massacre of children in the United States. Linked below is a piece by the CBC's Neil Macdonald which sums up my thoughts quite well.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Festival of Lights

It's holiday time for many of us. In my case, that holiday is Chanuka (however you spell it) and for us it's an opportunity to lavish attention and gifts on our two wonderful children.

I am not sure, by the way, if I'm okay with all of the messages from the Chanuka story but no matter, it's about festive and seasonal celebration and not religous observance for my family.

It is our multicultural "Festival of Lights" and all are welcome to join our celebration!

And whatever holiday you wish to celebrate, I wish you best of the season.

Thursday, 6 December 2012


Like many others, I've been getting a lot of my news from my SmartPhone. Sure I still read the papers, but I also read a lot of "newspaper" articles on my phone. And I've noticed - and that means you, - a lot of articles include updates for correction. Is the rush to be "first" making online journalism sloppy? Just asking...And I will continue also to read print newspapers for as long as they're making them.