One little two little three thousand little dead Indians.

And very little done for them when they were alive. The recent noise about the discovery of children’s bones on the grounds of aboriginal residential schools in Canada has set my typing fingers a’twitching. I have already blogged something about the pulling down of Ryerson’s statue. Now I will address the actual crimes behind allContinue reading “One little two little three thousand little dead Indians.”

Covid notes 10; As the Pandemic turns Endemic.

“In epidemiology, an infection is said to be endemic (from Greek ἐν en “in, within” and δῆμος demos “people”) in a population when that infection is constantly maintained at a baseline level in a geographic area without external inputs.”-Wikipedia I am now up to covid notes number ten. These covid notes are not the mostContinue reading “Covid notes 10; As the Pandemic turns Endemic.”

Idol Smashing Times

statues come down eventually So they’ve torn down Egerton Ryerson’s statue and they’re going to rename Ryerson University, alias Ry High. The Star is even doing one of its Saturday debates on the subject. As usual, both sides are off base. Here is the link for this “debate”. https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/the-saturday-debate/2021/06/18/the-saturday-debate-should-ryerson-university-change-its-name.html?source=newsletter&utm_content=a01&utm_source=ts_sa&utm_medium=email&utm_email=CF7081A7105AD1558A6D9757E0DB38D5&utm_campaign=sd_58874 I do not like putting upContinue reading “Idol Smashing Times”

Island of the Sirra.

“Take us to your ruler,” said the second legate to the first person they met upon coming ashore. The dirty and emaciated young woman, wearing only a ragged loincloth, her hair hacked short, stared torpidly at him then turned and pointed. The two legates and their party passed by her, and when she saw thatContinue reading “Island of the Sirra.”