The Narcissist’s Piano, and Other Foolishness

I found this in my search terms: narcissist piano. I did the mental equivalent of shifting from one foot to the other while I mulled that over. What does it mean??? Is it a typo? Is the searcher wondering if pianists are narcissists? Is that an actual type of piano? I mean, this is the […]

Getting Around

I arrived in the Northwest Territories at the end of February for a work assignment. It was -25C and one of the roads leading to the small community where I’m currently staying looked like this. Here’s another view of the same road taken about an hour later. If you watch Ice Road Truckers, you might be interested […]

A Few of the Blogs I Follow

Happy New Year! 🙂 I hope 2017 is off to a good start for you! To begin the year with the right winter flavour (Yup. I know. Some of you are in much warmer climes, and yes, I’m jealous), here’s a seasonal winter picture that I took in my former hometown: Since becoming a pilot […]

Donald Trump and the Cult of Narcissism

The US election campaign is winding down and there’s not much left to do except the counting. There’s been an absolute, batshit-crazy amount of talk, writing, crying, and gnashing of teeth over it. And with good cause. For multitudinous reasons, the country that I live next to and admire is poised to possibly elect as […]

What to do in the event you wake up Tuesday morning and Stephen Harper is still Prime Minister

Originally posted on Drinking Tips for Teens:
[sigh…] 1. Remain calm. 2. Check for structural damage. 3. Be prepared for aftershocks and gloating. 4. Deal with any minor injuries, including cuts, sprains and ideological collapse. 5. Take two minutes to weep in silence behind closed doors so as not to alarm the children. 6. Eat…

Age? What’s Good for Cheese Is Good for People??

I’m pissed off. About ageism, that is. I was just at a store picking up some necessaries for my new abode and got treated like a doddering old fool at the till. And the thing is, I’m not much older than that cashier is. I’ve noticed this more and more lately. The penchant for people […]