All The World’s A Circus – William Thomas

Could America’s Far-Right Attack On Democracy Spread North? Sorry, It’s Already Here!

Watching the vicious insurgency by a ragtag army of angry fools despoiling Washington’s seat of democracy was the most frightening television footage I have ever watched. My heart went out to 78 million Americans who just voted for President Joe … Continue reading

This Column And This Newspaper — Now You See Us, Now You…

Please, humour me. At this moment you’re holding up your local newspaper about to read this column. Now put the paper down but raise your hands to where they were a moment ago. What do you see? The other side … Continue reading

In 2020 COVID-19 Disproportionately Infected The Words Of Women.

“COVID! COVID! COVID!” yelled President Donald Trump when the virus was getting more media attention than he was. (Then he slapped Giuliani in the back of the head and screamed: “Mommy! Mommy! Rudy hit me first!”) The word ‘Bizarro’ does … Continue reading

All Creatures Great And Small… Are Watching Us Very Carefully.

If this world beater of a pandemic has taught us anything it is that all creatures great and small must be better protected and more respected. From the pets that comforted us during the lockdown to the wild animals caged … Continue reading

Notable And Quotable — ‘Manspeak’ In 2020.

Nobody tried harder to pretend to be normal in 2020 than professional athletes and celebrities. They worked in bubbles and sheltered in luxury. They were tested more often than they peed which for the cheaters, was also a test. In … Continue reading

I’m Dreaming Of A Black Christmas

Black Christmas? That’s actually the title of a funny book by the Daily Show’s Lewis Black which also happens to capture the mood of this COVID-19 Christmas season. Yes, it’s that special time of the year again when the world … Continue reading

Anything With Four Arms Must Be Avoided At All Costs

Last spring America’s Intuitive Surgical Inc. received approval to begin selling their $2 million da Vinci Xi System to hospitals. It’s a four-armed robot which will perform “minimally invasive procedures like prostate surgery.” Seriously squeamish about the intrusion of a … Continue reading

What The World Needs Now… Twist Ties. Plus That Vaccine Would Be An Excellent Idea

It seems that in the last ten months, the truly bizarre has become the new normal. Case in point, Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and last year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, just instigated a civil war … Continue reading

Lessons Learned At 38,000 Feet – Let’s Teach Our Children Well

At the beginning of the COVID-19 shutdown there was this really cute story about a kid whose dream to fly in a big airplane was shattered when the airline industry shut down. Little Emma was crushed when her first family … Continue reading

“Where Are We Going And Why Are We In This Basket?”

Did you ever wonder how Canadian Snowbirds are still making their way down to Florida despite the closure of our international border? Well, at least 60 couples from Ontario have taken a helicopter ride to the Buffalo International Airport where … Continue reading