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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2020 @ 01:14 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General

So, this is the weirdest Christmas that I’m sure that most of us have experienced. Normally, Christmas is all bells, all the time. This year, the closest I’ve gotten to a handbell is when I helped Jeanette record a solo handbell performance.

Anyways, I hope that you and yours have a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year! May 2021 be much better than the dumpster fire that is 2020.

Remembrance Day

November 11, 2020 @ 11:00 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General

Today we pause to remember the sacrifices made by so many people so that we can live in peace and freedom. This year, which is the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, we cannot gather at the at the places like the National War Memorial because of COVID, but that doesn’t mean we cannot pause and reflect.

To those who have served, I say thank you.

Happy New Year!

January 01, 2020 @ 00:00 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General

Welcome to 2020! I hope everyone has a safe, happy and prosperous new year!

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2019 @ 00:00 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General

Merry Christmas, everyone! The Christmas season can be stressful for some people, so I hope everyone has a safe, happy and relaxing Christmas season with friends and family!

Remembrance Day

November 11, 2019 @ 11:00 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General


We pause today to remember all those who have made the supreme sacrifice in order that we may have peace and freedom.

Thank you seems so inadequate.

Returning to Standard Time. Again.

November 02, 2019 @ 23:57 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General

So, in just over two hours much of Canada starts turning the clocks back an hour because Daylight Saving Time is ending. This means that we’ll have more darkness at the end of the day, see an increase in the injuries and deaths in the next week or so, and we won’t save any more energy or money in the process.

It’s high time that we end the madness and stop changing the clocks. Let’s change to Daylight Saving Time one more time in the spring and then stop messing with the clocks forever. Saskatchewan doesn’t change their clocks and they seem ok. British Columbia, for example, is talking about doing it and I’m confident they’ll be ok. Let’s make the decision as a country to leave the clocks alone. Please.


Daylight saving time. Again.

March 10, 2019 @ 00:07 By: gordon Category: Current affairs, General

Apparently, we’re still doing this whole daylight saving time silliness. Fine, ok.

If you live in one of the unfortunate places that changes the clocks, set them forward at 02:00 local time Sunday morning.

Myth: Daylight saving time saves energy.
Fact: No, it doesn’t. At best, it simply results in a shift in when energy is consumed.

Myth: There’s no real downside to switching to daylight saving time.
Fact: More people are injured or killed in the week following the time change than usual.

Either of those is a good reason to end the madness and pick one time and stick to it going forward. I’d prefer to stick with DST, but I’m at the point where I don’t care — just pick one.