The Real World

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World Poverty

This morning my sports & weather breakfast news showed Ontario’s former premier and Toronto resident smiling before a group walking for world poverty. And I wondered – has anyone bothered to ride line 2 of the Toronto subway between Warden and Yonge lately?

Elm Street

Elm Street has lingered in my mind for as long as I can remember. I can’t recall when it got planted there. After having it in my thoughts for years, rekindled every so often by my mother’s interjections “they’re from Elm Street” about Italians whose origins she knew of, I recently learned that Elm Street … More Elm Street


Words applied to political social systems have become colloquialisms that everyone has a moralistic understanding of: fascism is bad; socialism has come to mean good. But all present day governments have shown features of both the bad and the good. Communism considered an evil with the rise of the USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, … More Socialism

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