On POLLYANNA and Gender

I’m not saying it couldn’t be rewritten and improved upon, but POLLYANNA is *really* quite a story, and character.  The pejorative use of “Pollyanna” as an insult is totally sexist… Captain Kirk was the exact same at age 10.  So was Martin Luther King.  So was George Washington.  If Pollyanna was a boy, everyone would …

Adieu to Politics!

Here is my last post at CalgaryGrit; it turned out longer than planned, since I decided not to edit it, as I’ve already put enough time into politics. I respect Dan Arnold, he is sincere and in many ways, I am going to miss reading him. He is a successful guy and won’t miss one …

People Really Hated Bush

No one ever talks about George W. Bush anymore, and he was such a trendy, hot conversation topic for such a long stretch there. Though I ultimately disagreed, very strongly, with the whole Iraq War fiasco, I always wondered, from the very beginning, why people hated George W. Bush so much.   It began with …

Bye-Bye 2012

I’m not really a New Year’s Eve person; I don’t really drink and I like a quieter kind of party, so I readily accepted an offer to work the snack stand at City Hall.  We unloaded a few thousand cartons of microwave popcorn, which turned out to be far too much to fit into the …

Quotes on a World Parliament or Government

The author of World Federation Through A Global Referendum suggested his book; I found it full of great quotes: “Unless we establish some form of world government, it will not be possible for us to avert a World War III in the future.” – Winston Churchill “There is an increasing awareness of the need for …