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The Plague-Ground – Would you buy the middle seat?

This week, William Shakespeare will be 456 years old. We should care because the temple to his genius, the Stratford Festival, is in dire straits. Stratford’s problem is shared by most every arena, concert hall and auditorium in the…

The Plague-Ground – Quick, what’s your postal code?

On Monday night, I logged into my online bank account. I keyed in my Username and my Password, just as I’d done a thousand times in the last years – and a hundred times in the last month. “Invalid Username/Password. Please try again.” So…

The Plague-Ground – How to play in the Plague-Ground.

Today’s blog post is a list. It’s one I’ll be sending every week until we’re back at work and have less time to enjoy the feast of FREE concerts, films, museums and even zoos and aquariums it offers. This first edition comes via my…

The Plague-Ground – Is time just nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once?

One April 1st morning long ago, my clock radio awakened me to the CBC host announcing that since Canada was shifting to metric for measuring distance and temperature and weight,  it was now time to adopt metric time. As of that morning,…

The Plague-Ground – A Masterclass in The School of Life

Feeling a vague need to lead a better life? Time hangs heavy on most of us. We’re feeling under threat and floundering for a new and better way to……not quite sure what?  Well, a  world of online learning is a click away. In other…

The Plague-Ground – The pundits pile on.

The past week has seen a sharp rise in the number of cases of punditry. It’s especially harrowing in countries with large numbers of columnists, intellectuals and prophets-for-hire. Hand-washing has had little effect because hand-wringing is…

The Plague-Ground – WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR, DADDY? MOMMY?

A month into the greatest cataclysm since World War II, its effects on us are beginning to become clear. Aside from a lot more baking and binge-viewing, here’s what I’ve noticed is shifting in my life and likely yours. 1.Time.  I asked…

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…