“Mutantism on the March” :Chapter 100: The Canadian Army Rolls into Quebec: The Son’s of Westmount Strike!

Immediately after the War Pretension Act was passed the Canadian army rolled into Quebec in a show of overwhelming force. Other units were placed on alert throughout the country. Canada in peril! The pimply faced beer swilling youngsters from The Atlantic provinces were proud to be patrolling the streets of Montreal and Quebec City beatingContinue reading ““Mutantism on the March” :Chapter 100: The Canadian Army Rolls into Quebec: The Son’s of Westmount Strike!”

“My Life as a Golf Marshall” :Your Intelligence Network

You have several sources of intelligence open to you as a Marshall. The Starter: The Starter has the first real view of the skills and attitudes of golfers. Are they angry or argumentative?  Are they abusive? Are they hackers? Do they reek of alcohol or cannabis? I often start my rounds on the first holeContinue reading ““My Life as a Golf Marshall” :Your Intelligence Network”

“My Life as a Golf Marshall” :Welcome to the Oven! Summer Golf in Toronto

I’ll take a cool fall day with brilliant colours surrounding me hoping that the chill wakes up my hidden golf abilities! Summer in Toronto in the past couple of years has been nothing short of brutal. You know how bad it can be that golfers are soaked through at 10:30 a.m. and complaints about slowContinue reading ““My Life as a Golf Marshall” :Welcome to the Oven! Summer Golf in Toronto”

“My Life as a Golf Marshall” :“So *ing Cold on My Training Day” (April 3, 2021)

Yes up at 4:45 a.m. with my West Highland Terrier, a senior, barking for a “piddle” in the backyard. As the alarm was set for 05:45 for a 7 a.m. start no sense in getting back to bed so a shave and a change into a warm outfit with three sweaters as it is bloodyContinue reading ““My Life as a Golf Marshall” :“So *ing Cold on My Training Day” (April 3, 2021)”

“Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog” :Reggie Says Thank You and Good-Bye

As a 15-year-old dog telling you my story about the first three years of my life has made me realize how lucky and happy I am. There has been sadness and tragedy in my life but that’s life isn’t it. Telling you my story has been like being on an emotional rollercoaster. It has exhaustedContinue reading ““Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog” :Reggie Says Thank You and Good-Bye”

Poetry Corner: “Do you Remember Those Fascist Days?”

 Do You Remember Those Fascist Days? If you have seen as many World War Two Filmsas I haveyou may have found the fascination by those nasty Nazisalways asking for identity papers as obsessive and overbearing!oh by the way do you have your vaccination certificates and photo identification?and the health workers who refuse vaccination are sentContinue reading “Poetry Corner: “Do you Remember Those Fascist Days?””

“My Life as a Golf Marshall” :What Does a Golf Marshall Do?

A golf Marshall is a golf course ambassador meaning in many cases a job description is impossible as it means handling whatever can come up. Primarily it is moving the game along. It’s called keeping pace. In the ideal world there is an interval between foursomes teeing off every 10 minutes so the space shouldContinue reading ““My Life as a Golf Marshall” :What Does a Golf Marshall Do?”

“Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog” :Wrapping Up Public Appearances For Reggie and Bob: Time For a Rest!

Quite literally Bob and I have been ripping up the globe promoting the Disney animated film “Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog” and his book of the same name. I am worried a bit about Bob as he looks tired and often speaks in an exhausted monotone. The travel, stress and too many hotel rooms areContinue reading ““Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog” :Wrapping Up Public Appearances For Reggie and Bob: Time For a Rest!”

My Life as a Golf Marshall; The Last of a Dying Breed

Introduction We can thank artificial intelligence for supposedly making our lives easier. That could be true but at what cost? Will the grocery clerk be completely replaced by self check out? Will hotel check-ins be handled by machines? Will passenger agents at airports be eliminated by machines? I attended a management session years ago andContinue reading “My Life as a Golf Marshall; The Last of a Dying Breed”

” Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog” : President Biden and His Wife Come to Visit Us

We have all become friends with Joe and Jill. They were to be up in Canada visiting Prime Minister Trudeau on an official basis. Bob called President Biden and asked if he and Jill would like to stay with us for a night and he agreed after his official business was over in Ottawa heContinue reading “” Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog” : President Biden and His Wife Come to Visit Us”