Who Are The Good Guys? Does It Matter?

Who are the good guys? Who are the bad guys? Do you know? I often don’t. The attribution of good and bad is directly related to the narrative in which you consume. If you consume the narrative of X, then X will be the good guys and Y will be the bad guys. If you …

Friggatriskaidekaphobia and Other Quirky Calendar Events

Given the auspiciousness of today, I thought it would be a good time to do a post on the ‘silliness’ of Friday the 13th. The absurdity of Friday the 13th has always puzzled me. It really is just a day and the only reason that it garners “power” over anything is because we give energy to …

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before…

Every so often, there will be an old episode of Star Trek (The Next Generation) on and I can’t help, but sit and watch. The show, in my opinion, was one of the better shows of its time and even to this day, lives on. There’s something about the show that isn’t really dated. Well, …

What Will They Think Of Us?

I don’t really remember much of the history I was taught in grade school or high school for that matter. Having been raised in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), I was taught a lot about the history of Canada. From what I remember, there was something about Upper Canada and Lower Canada, and that’s about …

Earth Day is Every Day

Forty some odd years ago, United States Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in to be held on April 22nd, 1970. During that year, over 20 million people participated. Many great things happen each year on Earth Day, most of which all have to do with the Earth in some way. It …

Revolution, Revolution, Everywhere!

I recently was lucky enough to bear witness to what is likely to win a number of awards at this year’s Oscars — The King’s Speech. While the writers of the film did their best to maintain historical accuracy, of course, some dramatic liberties were taken. Nonetheless, I thought it was a rather smart movie …

News Today — Gone Tomorrow

With the recent developments in Egypt, it has made me stop and think about what’s going on in the world today. I’m not well steeped in history nor am I particularly interested in knowing who did what to whom and when. However, I do find it interesting to reflect back on some of the more …

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Celebration in the Present Moment

Today, in the US, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. While it was originally an American holiday, the day is observed outside of the US, one of those places being Toronto. Having grown up in Canada, I did not hear much about MLK Day in school. The schools in the Toronto area now, I’m sure, …