Fuck-up Nights


Just read about this group of people who get together now and again and talk about their failures over a few drinks  - sharing where they've messed up, telling what they learned, if anything, sharing that's okay to make a complete mess of things.  Here's the article. I think this is a great idea. Ever…

Gnawing my fingertips


My nails are long since gone..... I've been dreading this election Tuesday for months. I live in Canada and thus can only watch, horrified, as a rude, lying, idiotic man bullies his way through towards President, making all of his policies (if any) sound like "I know I am and so are you" schoolyard yells. Or…

Rob Ford, parenting, enabling, and bad guys who write their own characters.


Goshens I am sick of the Rob Ford debacle. I wish someone would have advised him that he should have stepped down the minute he mentioned drinking and driving (he's just said he told other councillors caught for DUI that it was okay and helped them "move on"). Breaking the law as an elected official…

Ah, Jack, we hardly knew ye…


A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world. John Updike I am so sad to hear about the loss of Jack Layton, a man who DID take upon…