Medico-Political Totalitarianism Fueled by COVID?

Being mindful one might step back in a non- judgemental fashion and itemize what some see as the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Freedom of association has been eliminated Union collective agreements have been “legally” violated Politicians are “deferring” to their team of non-elected medical experts on extremely political decisions Medico experts are obsessed withContinue reading “Medico-Political Totalitarianism Fueled by COVID?”

The Unmindfulness of Outgoing President Trump

There is a great Eastern based story that is taught to many mindfulness students. A man is on a hunting expedition and the party enters into enemy territory. The man is shot by an arrow in the ankle. In great pain he reacts with anger criticizing himself for being so stupid. Why was he recklesslyContinue reading “The Unmindfulness of Outgoing President Trump”

Burmester 10-Year-Old Tawny Port: A Slice of Mincemeat Pie Please

As we are now in a lockdown in Toronto and Peel is going out and buying a mincemeat pie for Christmas from my favourite pie shop going to get me arrested and sentenced to hard labour by the Ontario COVID Imperial Tribunal? Of course I make a bold assumption that while big box stores likeContinue reading “Burmester 10-Year-Old Tawny Port: A Slice of Mincemeat Pie Please”

“The Goddess of Fortune”: Love as the Great Forgiver

“The Goddess of Fortune” is described partly in genre as an “LGBT Film”. The more references I see to this being a genre the more frustrated I get. The more a community defines itself as such the less it becomes human. It can be made subject to an analogy of late In the current AmericanContinue reading ““The Goddess of Fortune”: Love as the Great Forgiver”

“First We Eat”: A Lighthearted Film Takes on More Serious Overtones The Canadian documentary “First We Eat” takes a rather amusing and lighthearted perspective on the challenges of eating locally particularly in Canada’s Yukon. It was precipitated by a landslide that covered the only road into Dawson City. Grocery shelves were emptied in 48 hours.Continue reading

Canada embarrasses itself almost to the point of kidnapping: The Meng Wanzhou Abduction

It’s been almost two years that Meng Wanzhou has been held in a rather luxurious house arrest in British Columbia. Yes Canada did not have much of a choice in the matter due to its extradition treaty with the United States. But the extradition trial has dragged on in an interminable fashion to the pointContinue reading “Canada embarrasses itself almost to the point of kidnapping: The Meng Wanzhou Abduction”

“There are No Lions in Tel Aviv”: A Story of Passion, Greed and Downfall: Toronto Jewish Film Festival

There was once a Rabbi Dr. Mordecai Schornstein who arrived in Palestine in 1935 from Copenhagen. Not wishing to remain a rabbi he transformed his love of animals into a pet shop then donated all his animals to establish a zoo in Tel Aviv. The deal was the Zoo gets the animals and he wouldContinue reading ““There are No Lions in Tel Aviv”: A Story of Passion, Greed and Downfall: Toronto Jewish Film Festival”

The Barren Land of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

If you have been exposed to an MBSR/MBCT course through a hospital which is quite often a step for people suffering from depression, anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder mindfulness becomes a bland therapeutic tool focusing on a apparently simplistic tool of meditation focusing on the breath to give the mind a respite from what hasContinue reading “The Barren Land of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)”

Human Trafficking on the Rise: Hotels Must be on the Lookout!

Expert advice on preventing and escaping from human trafficking Guest Contributor119 postsPosted on Yesterday at 8:13 am The more we can do as hoteliers to help spot human trafficking and report suspicisons, the better. To that end, we from you this piece from Safety.com. The slave trade of the 18th and 19th centuries represents a dark partContinue reading “Human Trafficking on the Rise: Hotels Must be on the Lookout!”

New York State Bar Association Shamefully Tramples on Individual Rights over Mandatory COVID Vaccination

New York State Bar Association Calls Upon State To Consider Mandating a Safe and Effective Vaccine if Voluntary Measures Fail To Protect Public Health By Susan DeSantis News Center New York State Bar Association Calls Upon State To Consider Mandating a Safe and Effective Vaccine if Voluntary Measures Fail To Protect Public Health The NewContinue reading “New York State Bar Association Shamefully Tramples on Individual Rights over Mandatory COVID Vaccination”