Today's thoughts

I'm getting tired of The Facebook. Yes, it is a good way to stay connected with people and discover interesting things.  And share them. However, the vast majority of people don't give you back more than a like or a handful of emojis. And of course, none of your data is safe, all your info, as well as anything you post, is sifted through and sold. Or lost in yet another data breach. Not that a personal blog is private of course. Today I won't bother posting there, I'll just keep my own list here of "stuff", including a bit of a catch up on me. 

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He may not go quietly

Interesting NY article following the firing of Bill O'Reilly

"In 1998, Bill O’Reilly published his first and, so far, only novel: “Those Who Trespass: A Novel of Television and Murder.” The main character is a violently bitter journalist named Shannon Michaels, who, after being pushed out of two high-profile positions, takes revenge on four of his former colleagues by murdering them one by one."

 


9/11 - again

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way . . . "
Chuck Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities

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You've got mail!

Well - sort of.

Mail service in Canada started early this week after the Government passed back to work legislation. I got mail on Wednesday - one letter, one flyer. Nothing the next day. I must say I didn't really miss my mail the past few weeks, as all my bills are paid online, I do get some statements in the mail but they're not that time-critical. I've no magazine subscriptions, and don't even look at the various flyers that appear. Might be nice if we could opt out of mail delivery completely and get some sort of credit. Not likely to happen though, Canada Post needs that income from all the junk mail they stuff in my mailbox. Maybe this latest strike will renew discussion about privatization. 

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