No longer required

If you don’t recognise this once indispensable piece of office equipment, I don’t blame you. Scanners haven’t been getting as much love – or as much use – as they once did. Still, it’s hard letting this one go, given how it arrived...

When I can’t be there to say goodbye …

Dawn Gates – August 19, 1929 to May 6, 2021 You know I’d be there to say goodbyeIf circumstance hadn’t conspired to lock me down and out,But thanks to technology, there is another wayTo share, reflect and remember,And to be there from so far away. You and I didn’t...

With time on our hands

The past year has been tough on all of us in one way or another. Too many people have tragically lost their lives, and too many more are struggling with the loss of family, friends, good health, livelihoods, and safety nets. Not being able to meet up in person, dine...

For the love of theatre

Post-Democracy by Hannah Moscovitch online now through Winnipeg’s Prairie Theatre Exchange. I love theatre. I would go to every theatre venue and support every theatre company in the city and beyond if I could. I love the stories, the actors, the staging, and...

Here’s to better communication

A few signs to get you started. Twenty-three years ago, I delivered a speech at Toastmasters about introducing basic American Sign Language (ASL) into school curriculums. It was in response to a news story about a man who was in jail for being drunk and disorderly....