The Plague-Ground – “Not much use being anything else.”

Many years ago, I interviewed a medic who flew with Ornge, Ontario’s air ambulance service. My job was to write up a personal profile of him for the Ornge website. In our brief phone call, he taught me a lesson in life and leadership that…

The Plague-Ground – THERE AIN’T NO MUSIC UNLESS THE WORDS SING.

Raise your hand if you don't like music. Good. Not one person raised their hand. It’s amazing that 100% of us can agree on one single thing these days (even staying away from each other, as these darkly funny appeals from Italian mayors…

The Plague-Ground – COMFORTS AND JOYS

  COVID-19 isn't the only thing going viral. It took just a week for us to be swamped with astounding new ways to help us cope with the dark days ahead. We can learn to cook everything in our fridge just by taking a picture of…

THE PLAGUE GROUND – A MOMENT OF DESPAIR

“We’re all going to die!” No one I know is actually saying that, or even screaming it. But today I’m feeling it. I catch a story out of New York about a young man dying, and quickly shut it off. I talk on the phone with a…

THE PLAGUE-GROUND – PRACTICE SOCIAL TIGHTENING

My 39-year-old step-daughter dropped off some toilet paper at our condo this morning. While we don’t need toilet paper, I was touched by her gesture. In return, I gave her one of our three tubes of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. Before last…

THE PLAGUE-GROUND

This morning, I went into my Home Hardware on the Danforth searching for a metal box I could hide my secret stash of end-of-the-world cash in. They were out. But what they did have fresh in was a shipment of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. So…