Friday, May 25, 2007


Yesterday was Bob Dylan's 66th birthday.

It was also one of the days when the Buddha's birthday is marked. Celebrations often go on for a full week, so I still feel comfortable posting this.

Especially with yet another Canadian soldier killed today, it seems a good time to focus our thoughts on peace and understanding.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Hard times on the Greyhound-dog bus

When’s the last time you took a Greyhound bus? The last time you did a long-distance trek on anything besides a plane, or in the privacy of your own vehicle?

If you can’t remember, it’s probably because you’ve ‘graduated’ from that class of wage-earners (or the unwaged) who can’t afford a better class of transport.

I make no bones about it. I’m a union supporter. Still, it’s hard for me to feel good about the current Greyhound strike. I’m worried that the only people who are going to be affected by this are those who have very little leverage in society. They’re the elderly, the very young, the poor. Or they’re people who live in communities that aren’t served by other forms of transportation.

Who’s the eventual winner in this one?

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Lucky to be a mother

One son brought me these freshly-cut lilacs. The other one took me to my favourite garden, 'The Glades' where I took a bunch of pics. I even had a phone call from my darling surrogate daughter, Cheri. What a great day!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

World Press Freedom Day

The website contains enough to keep you looking over your shoulder till this time next year.

Be sure to browse their site thoroughly. The adverts are especially powerful.

Naturally, this applies to blogs. Comment freely.