do we remember?

Every year rememberance day sits uneasily with me and every year I reflect on why. This year some random thoughts came out in the form of a crude poem. Do we remember? We say that we remember their sacrifice and the price that they paid Too often we forget who they were and where their…

the problem with wage equality . . . .

. . . . is that employers will pay you as little as they can. The problem with wage equality, doesn’t lie with employees but with employers. At the recommendation of a friend I have been reviewing some of Jordan Peterson’s works and found one topic particularly interesting, the issue of wage equality. One of…

parks

One of my many concerns for future generations is the future of public parks. Firstly, I firmly believe that shared spaces where all can partake in nature is a right that must continue to be elevated and supported by all levels of government and the public. Secondly, I believe that governments have an obligation to…

Getting Old Fast Now

I am not a big fan of growing old. I mean, I like the part about acquiring memories and knowledge and developing wisdom but the part about my moving parts having issues from aging, that part I do not like.  

fact or fiction

We have for a long time had The National Enquirers and “Professional” Wrestlers and those persons that believed that their fiction was real. Currently though this game to attract readers/viewers and therefore advertising revenue is beginning to emerge as a absolute chaos of capitalism. Everywhere you turn there are links to content that looks “real”…

Predicting the demise of Facebook

Over 5 years ago I predicted that Facebook would be gone in 5 years. It turns out that I was wrong. At the time I had looked at Facebook and saw that the features and content were so juvenile that it couldn’t possibly survive in the long run.  Just looking at the name and the…

labels

I think perhaps the greatest lesson I will learn in my life is the expansive disruptive power of the label. I have never liked labels, not since I was a small child.  I was labeled with many negative labels as a child and I am hopeful that some of those types of labels are reducing…

time

On a recent trip to Florida I experienced a lot of wasted time with travel and running errands. Twice I lost time due to poor traffic planning and or long line ups.  I watched around as everyone just seemed to accept that they will not get to use their own time wisely.

No party before midnight [poem]

working along, working alone. no rest for the wicked not wanting or waiting to leave home no celebration without sacrifice no party before midnight no winning the prize no party before midnight no truth through the lies the day is gone before you the day is given to the others the night is left with…