Even though I’m no longer part of the active workforce, there’s something about Monday, especially the morning, which still gives it a uniquely discomfiting feel compared to any other day of the week.
Moreover, when you couple that with dreary weather, the palette for a picture to make the day worthwhile has some duller colours to work with. Of course, more creative artists can still find ways to carve out a pretty picture. (more…)
Someone once wisely stated that a measure of a society is how well it treats its animals.
Thankfully, in Canada at least, for the most part we have clear evidence that many of us care very much about the fauna population. From animal support organizations to volunteer groups to, simply, individuals wanting to make a positive difference, stories abound of efforts to make their places in the world better – hopefully outweighing terrible revelations of what the uncaring or outright cruel do to creatures whose main fault may be to expect humans to act humane. (more…)
Technically, only one day a year…
- Everyone named Patrick has a halo
- People spend green to buy green to wind up feeling green
- You can’t tell if pedestrians are staggering from liquor or from icy sidewalks (more…)
A couple of past tongue-in-cheek articles from Toastmaster magazine inspire a launch point for observing some foibles in our use of the English language.
First of all, consider my use in the first line of ‘tongue-in-cheek’. Have you consciously tried to maintain this juxtaposition physically? Not only is it uncomfortable, it’s rather difficult to focus on doing much else while so engaged – although the effort can serve as an alternative tongue strengthening exercise in speech preparation, so you could conclude that there is a silver lining. (more…)