Putting the I in Covid

I sit here with Covid, nearly 3 years in, 3 boosters on board, obviously not as vigilant with mask use as I should’ve been, and I want to send out a big ol’ thanks to all you anti-vaxx, anti-mandate freedom fighting motherfuckers, you great perpetuators of this pandemic, oh valiant variant progenitors. Well done. Mission Accomplished. The Sick (which I barely am), the Dead and the Dying salute you. Continue reading

Why? Just Tell Us Why?

Last week, His Worship, Incumbent Mayor of Toronto, John Howard Tory, deigned to appear before a live, livestreamed audience, to debate for the first time during the 2022 municipal election campaign – just eleven days before voters go to the polls – four of his opponents. The first of two whole debates he’s agreed to participate in (the 2nd this afternoon, behind closed doors but livestreamed on TVO, sponsored by the Toronto and Region Board of Trade), the continuation of a downward trend he’s pursued since being elected to the office back in 2014 when, as a challenger, he chastised then-opponent, Doug Ford, for skipping debates. Running and hiding. Afraid to face scrutiny. Etc., etc. So on & So forth. Continue reading

If Not Now

Stuck in Toronto traffic? It’s as bad as you think it is – and likely to get worse, the headline in Lex Harvey’s Toronto Star article this morning, stating the absolute obvious to anyone who tries to get around this city by any mode these days.

The aggravating thing (along with the commute) is that little of this was unforeseen, unexpected, out of the blue or, despite the flux and instability created by Covid, beyond our control to manage. We weren’t blindsided. We were unprepared. Chronically, habitually unprepared. Continue reading