RamsayWrites – A Justice for a Justice

Want to listen to today's blog post? Hear it here. The Globe and Mail is not where I’m used to seeing “snakes in your bed” headlines. But this one came close last month: “Catalyst offered up to $11-million to Israeli…

RamsayWrites – The Strong, Silent, Psycho Type

Want to listen to today's blog post? Hear it here. In 1966, Harvard researcher Timothy Leary would spend weekends with his students at a mansion in Dutchess County, New York where they’d smoke dope and drop acid. Now Dutchess county…

RamsayWrites – Addictive overwork.

Want to listen to today's blog post? Hear it here. What are high-performers going to do now that addictive overwork is losing its allure? Not overwork as in 10 hours a day and the odd Sunday at the office. Or consecutive Zoom meetings,…

RamsayWrites – Jim Crow 2.0

Want to listen to today's blog post? Hear it here. None of us was alive for the original Jim Crow laws back in the 1920s which made racial segregation legal in the southern United States.  “Colored only” washrooms, poll taxes,…

RamsayWrites – Travel Porn

Want to listen to today's blog post? Hear it here. Travel porn isn’t travel for sex. It’s the pictures of destinations that are so gorgeous they defy the reality of even our most precious memory of a lovely place. It’s not my…

RamsayWrites – Leaving in Disgust

Want to listen to today's blog post? Hear it here. The Royal Bank of Canada has more employees than the Canadian Armed Forces – 86,000 compared to 68,000. While the Royal is the 11th largest bank worldwide, the Canadian Armed Forces…

RamsayWrites – Long Condoms

Want to listen to today's blog post? Hear it here. In 1943, Winston Churchill allegedly ordered a special run of condoms to be manufactured at double the regular size. He then had them shipped to Moscow in boxes stamped “Made in…

RamsayWrites – A Shot in the Dark

With few of us flying, we don’t hear stories of air rage anymore. They used to be all the rage, and on the rise. A nutter goes wild because a flight attendant doesn’t say “Please.”A frequent flyer doesn’t get his upgrade. Some fanboys…

RamsayWrites – WHAT’S BETTER THAN SUBSCRIBING TO MY BELIEFS? SUBSCRIBING TO MY BLOG.

Want to listen to today's blog post? Hear it here. I started writing The Plague-Ground last March 18th, five days after my wife, Jean, and I fled north to our cottage. Within a couple of weeks, most of my work had vaporized.…