(2018 April 18) – People can forget how to spell bigot but remember how to be bigoted. I was reminded of this when I read a recent article by Harriet Sherwood, religion correspondent for The Guardian. Members of the Muslim community in the Scottish town of Stornoway are building a mosque. Good for them. If they feel they need one, which they do, and have raised the money to build it, which they have, they should have their mosque, and they will. Stornoway is on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. It has a lengthy history of bigotry. It is normally exercised againstRead More →

A fellow from the Green Party came knocking on my door last Thursday. He was canvassing for Mike Schreiner, their provincial leader and the Party’s candidate in Guelph for the coming provincial election. The Green Party has a way of parachuting its leaders into a riding they view as winnable. Then they shift resources from other campaigns to concentrate on the leader. They did it with Elizabeth May, finally landing her in British Columbia. I’m not sure where the idea came from, but there’s a belief that Guelph is the most environmentally conscious and committed place in Ontario. It’s nonsense, of course. We do ourRead More →

These are some of the photos taken by my granddaughter Maddy when we went to the Royal Botanical Gardens during March Break. I cropped them to either 4 X 6 or 5 X 7 but did not otherwise adjust for white balance or exposure or anything. Two of them I did add a filter to make them look more like paintings than photographs. Other than that, they are as she captured the images with her camera. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]Read More →