Sunday, December 31, 2006

Wishing You All a Wonderful 2007!

This has not been a good year for our family, but we are optimistic and looking toward 2007 with hope.

This is Rembrandt, our dog who has defied all odds. We got him over a neurological problem earlier this year, only to find out a while ago, that he only has weeks left with us. He's home with us and we're giving him the best palliative care we can.

I only bring this up to say, he still wakes up every morning wagging his tail, delighted to see us and start another day. Pets teach us I think. They deal with what occurs, when it occurs and do not anticipate the worst. They show us what it is to live in the now and find joy in that.

My wish for all of you is that you find joy this year. We all have reasons to be optimistic and I hope you will join me in finding them.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 24, 2006


For all of you who are experiencing a green Christmas, here's a little snow.

My best wishes to all this Christmas and Holiday Season!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Our "Man of the Year" has no clout

It would seem that Harper did have an impact at the recent NATO meeting. Sadly it's not the one we wanted.

h/t: Far and Wide, Time article.

Friday, December 15, 2006

What's the problem then?

If this is true, why is this still a fact?

Given that Steve and George are so tight, shouldn't he be able to get Maher Arar off the list?

Also, why was Day unable to get an answer as to whether or not Mr. Arar is still on a watch list, but the Ambassador can come on radio and confirm it?

Monday, December 04, 2006

Short Sighted Once Again

Once again, in an effort to appear tough on criminals, the Harper government has cut a program that was working, here.

At first blush, it seems logical not to provide something like tattoos for prisoners, but if you look deeper, you can see the logic.

This is not a program designed to coddle criminals, it's one that is meant to prevent the spread of disease.