I wanted to make a fancy daily journal but didn’t find the items I had been looking for. So I went old school. Like as basic as it gets as I don’t even any gold stars like we got at school.Continue reading “Old school indeed”
The date — 22/2/22 — auspicious in a numerical sense and yet what will it be remembered for?Continue reading “What just happened”
My mother always said “if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all” and my dad was a firm believer in not talking politics. Which means I should stay in the silent majority of Canadians, who at this moment, are all biting their tongues.Continue reading “Silent majority no more”
It seems I was off to a rocky start and wondered if I was going to get pulled to the headmasters office (aka someone on campus but I had no idea who).Continue reading ““Mischief Managed” as the twins said”
Thursday November 11th is not just a statutory holiday. It is a day to pause and reflect. Sometimes what we need to ponder is literally in front of our faces.Continue reading “Pause to ponder the profile”
Somber thoughts for
between the crosses
row on rowContinue reading “Somber #SilentSunday”
A bit of random this and a lot of random that and I had fodder for Act of Remembrance post.Continue reading “The Cenotaph Men”
I went in to do my student evaluations this evening and found this story front and center in my University email box. The link will take you through to the story of Captain Cowie and his ultimate sacrifice. There is info about his campus connections and his family ties to Saskatoon that still exist today. These are the stories that I mentioned yesterday that are so hard to capture so I am pleased that this one popped into my world today. The link is here at news.usask.ca/articles/people/2021/service-and-sacrifice-remembering-captain-cowie
And for even further surprises and delight I saw action at the actual Memorial Gates. I was appalled at the weeds growing in what is usually a flower bed. So last week I called the Facilities Management Department (this is the home of the Tumultuous Tuesday that changed our lives) and talked to a real person after 1 ring and gave her my concern. Today the weeds were mowed over and the area looks better. Certainly not as good as flowers and I feel certain it would benefit from some crosses with poppies; similar to what we saw on many sites in Belgium and France so that is my goal for this weekend.
This is a nice counter balance to the full size blow up Santa and sled I saw on a front lawn 1 block away. Heavy sigh.
We are definitely not morning people. So after a nice relaxing start to the day we packed lunch and headed out the door. It wasn’t warm and fresh snow adorned the mountains.Continue reading “My Boy Scout”
Seriously you have to ask why we just paid $600 million for an election that really became just a big cabinet shuffle. And in the middle of the fourth wave of the flipping pandemic.Continue reading “And for what?”