Haves and Have Nots

June 13, 2016 earlier this year television news reported that Ontario’s or Toronto’s sunshine list of employees earning one hundred thousand a year had increased by several thousand since last year despite Ontario’s efforts to limit wage growth. Lately, maybe because politicians on both sides of the Canada United States border sympathizing with the plight of the middle class, and dismissing “the working class” as reported in U.S., and Canada, I’ve begun thinking that maybe its the middle class and neither the working class nor the filthy rich like Mr. Trump and the Clintons who are responsible for the rise of haves and have-nots here in North America. … More Haves and Have Nots


Black History

Today media’s bombardment of well paid pop acoustical-movie celebrities has all but obliterated consciousness of the great musical innovators: Oscar Peterson Art Tatum Earl Hines Charlie Parker Miles Davis John Coltrane Mcoy Tyner Elvin Jones Louis Armstrong Dizzie Gilesppie Duke Ellington Nancy Wilson Sarah Vaughn Nina Simone Ella Fitzgerald Billy Holliday Dakota Staton Joe Williams … More Black History

Weapons of War

On my CP24, 24 hour weather and sports channel I’m informed that Germany’s chancellor wants China to join arms control talks but wishes that the US would keep fighting in Syria. Arms control would have meaning if the manufacturing  of arms could be controlled. Even though Mr. Trump wants out of Syria he wants to … More Weapons of War

A Brave New Car Market

On my street, near the Durham, Ontario region where USA’s GM makes GM cars like my Buick and the Cadillac across the road, all the other cars on my block are Asian Hondas, Toyotas, Mazdas, Nissans and Hyundais. And where ever I drive I rarely see a GM vehicle, just Toyotas and those speedy Hondas … More A Brave New Car Market

Today February 8, 2019 there is still  no journalist interest evident in my online searches for expert comments about the Bruce MacArthur sentencing after day 1 of 3 days of hearings. Since day 1, Monday, February 4, 2019 I’ve seen  only identical text copies reporting the sadistic aftermath of MacArthur’s murder of eight human beings, … More


He used to call us “George” All of us,”George” Even though he knew our names. Harry up the street like me was “George”. Though I never asked why he said it, I trusted in its sameness – Its sense of objective  egalitarian comraderie.  


“US intel heads list North Korea, not border, as threat to US” Disintegration threatens from inside not outside and you’re already at least 50 years late. January 31,2019   “‘We’re Getting Soft’: Governor Criticizes Cold Weather School Closings“