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

System

System is a newer term denoting something like a social compact that obstructs freedom, perhaps the freedom to be a member of the system. It is neither black, white nor any other colour. Its members, though individually not wanting to be seen, act in unison by silent, perhaps, fearful submission. Its most visible public groupings, … More System

Some of the things I’ve liked about Donald Trump in addition to that snapshot of a friend and him I was shown up around Davisville and Toronto’s Yonge Street is that people hate or fear him, and that he rarely mentions the middle class, the class Karl Marx called the bourgeoisie. What I don’t like … More

Women’s Day

This morning at about 9:00 am. on March 8, 2017; Women’s Day, I got on a TTC bus with 3 women to join 4 other women and one man. When I disembarked one more woman joined the 7 still riding.

Michael Moore was in the online news today.

I remember a confounding demonstration that Michael Moore presented in one of his documentaries to show how different societies provided health care. He seemed to walk up to a stranger’s front door on a Canadian street and unannounced open it, presumably something you could not do today in an American neighbourhood where doors are all … More Michael Moore was in the online news today.