We are one forest of family trees


Can you see the sunset rainbow? Yes, it is there, just above the trees to the left of the driveway. It is faint, but still wonderful, and full of Hope

My AncestryDNA kit has finally arrived.

Not that many years ago such a test might have cost thousands of dollars, to find out your ancestral genetic background. Now it comes at a tiny fraction of that cost. Continue reading

Look inward, Angel


I had many thoughts in the wake of two recent acts of disgraceful anti-Muslim behaviour here in Canada.

And that was before the incredible results of the referendum this week in the United Kingdom in which 52 percent of those who voted cast their ballots in favour of leaving the European Union. Racism and anti-immigration attitudes, encouraged and exploited by populist politicians, made the difference in an outcome that defies reason. It is a crushing blow for those of us who know in our hearts the only hope for the future of this troubled world is for people of all nationalities, cultures, and religions, or none, to live together in peace. We need to build bridges, not walls. Continue reading

Footage of Muammar Gaddafi’s Capture and Death

“Going viral,” the expression used to describe the astonishing popularity of a seemingly modest little item that within a few days racks up millions of “views” has quickly become part of our modern lexicon. Sometimes it seems harmless enough, just a nice little form of entertainment to be able to watch, for example, that really clever and very funny little dog-tease video about a man having a conversation with his dog about food that ended up being fed to the cat. The fact it went viral to the tune of many millions of views on YouTube shows just how much people all over the world are hungry for a little comic relief. Continue reading