Thursday Thoughts: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

It’s been a long time coming. The treatment of Indigenous people in Canada has been in the news more often lately. Most recently, the discovery of unmarked graves at several residential schools thrust the news of mistreatment to the forefront, maybe to a whole generation that may not have known of the disgraceful Canada’s past.Continue reading “Thursday Thoughts: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”

Thursday Thoughts: Internet Gratification

[Beep. Hiss. Bleep. Shhht. Bloing] Remember that? No? Well, you are lucky because that meant you had to wait. For everything. For information, pictures, email, and videos (Hamster Dance took forever). Maybe not forever, but you had time to go make a sandwich. We take not waiting for granted. Entertainment is on-demand, we can getContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Internet Gratification”

Thursday Thoughts: These Dreams.

I haven’t had a flying dream for quite a while. I remember the first one (that I remember). I was walking along the gravel driveway of our house. I felt my feet leave the ground and I flew/floated over the tree-lined drive. I had more, but I can mostly remember the feeling, not the settingContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: These Dreams.”

Thursday Thoughts: Animal Thoughts

Ever wonder what animals are thinking? Reasoning? Some animals can figure out puzzles or get themselves out of a jam. Cause and effect? Most animal learn to recognize words or signals and the actions or results of those. They know went they have to go to the bathroom or when they are hungry. What aboutContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Animal Thoughts”

Thursday Thoughts: Drawing a Blank

If you are a witer (of anything) do you ever just have a complete loss for words or ideas? Ever sit with pen in hand stating at that blank piece of paper (Pen? Paper? What are these items you speak of?) wondering what to write about? I’m doing it right now…well, I was. Now I’mContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Drawing a Blank”

Thursday Thoughts: Here we go again!

On Tuesday, the opening ceremonies for the Paralympics took place. Like the other ceremonies, I flicked back and forth until eventually I saw my countries athletes enter. One of the highlights of the Olympic games for me was always how the torch was going to be lit. The most memorable ones were, Mohamed Ali inContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Here we go again!”

Thursday Thoughts: Food for Thought

People have asked me, “Leon, where do you get your ideas for Thursday Thoughts?” Not really. That’s a lie. The most common question I get is “Leon, what do you like to eat for a snack?” Seriously, really. No that’s a lie too. But now you are wondering, “Leon, what do you like to eatContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Food for Thought”

Thursday Thoughts: Fires, Floods, and Droughts. Oh My.

The International Climate Committee (or whatever they are called) came out with a dire report that said climate change is definitely caused by human activity. Really… The industrial revolution started this situation, fueled by coal, oil, greed, and consumerism, blackening the skies and blocking out sunlight for days at a time. Didn’t anyone look upContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: Fires, Floods, and Droughts. Oh My.”

Thursday Thoughts: The Return – A Poem (and The Olympics – Part 10)

Last night, I was inspired to write a poem which I scrawled in the margins of the crossword puzzle I was doing. The Return I thought I caught a glimpse Of you from afar I don’t know how long it’s been Since you graced my presence Hoping for a visit But hopes dashed In aContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: The Return – A Poem (and The Olympics – Part 10)”

Thursday Thoughts: The Olympics – Part 4: Tired of them yet?

If you are not a sports fan, then the answer is yes. For these people, their favorite shows have been preempted, and every channel seems to have somebody racing or competing. If you are a casual sports fan, then you are probably getting a chance to watch some interesting sports. In an earlier post, IContinue reading “Thursday Thoughts: The Olympics – Part 4: Tired of them yet?”