Sundry Musings

or one flew over the cuckoo's nest

End Raptor Baiting – Petition

Our purpose is to initiate an enforceable regulation that makes the baiting of Raptors illegal for any purpose other than those outlined in the petition below. The petition is being forwarded to the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario and the Honourable Nathalie Des Rosiers, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. For many years we Read more about End Raptor Baiting – Petition[…]

‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman or in this case "Scamman"

I am sitting quietly eating lunch when I get a text from my pal Tracy. “On phone with fake CRA (Revenue Canada) LOL.” She continues “MY name is Susan Blakey my address is 124 fakescam blvd Passing me to higher authority so I can beg my case of owing $5439.36 and not be sent to Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">or in this case "Scamman"</span>[…]

Got Milk?

“Drink Your Milk” Your Mother Said looks like Mom was wrong

The Globe and Mail published an article last week titled Soy, coconut, almond or rice: How do non-dairy ‘milks’ stack up nutritionally? While that’s a great question if someone is looking for an alternative to milk as they try to give up dairy completely, they are comparing how the alternatives stack up against milk. My Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">“Drink Your Milk” Your Mother Said</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">looks like Mom was wrong</span>[…]

Washed up plastic waste on a beach in Singapore.

Drowning in Plastic Waste how can we help?

Plastic waste is one of the largest problems confronting the environment today. We are drowning in it. In our landfill, along our roads, in our waterways and in the ocean. According to the Guardian “a million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021, creating an environmental Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">Drowning in Plastic Waste</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">how can we help?</span>[…]


Let’s Reduce Meat Consumption and help save the planet

I have been a meat eater all of my life. I enjoy eating meat. It took a diagnosis of arterial clogging twelve years ago to get me to begin to consider the consequences of my lifestyle. I reduced my consumption of red meat and greatly reduced my consumption of fats. Three years ago I met Read more about <span class="entry-title-primary">Let’s Reduce Meat Consumption</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">and help save the planet</span>[…]

a Nightmare

a Nightmare

Frightful barely describes last night’s dream. Stephen King could not have come up with a more frightening scenario. I dreamed that Trump had been elected president and was busy dismantling everything that was ever good about the United States. I dreamed that racists were running loose on the streets and that citizens were afraid to Read more about a Nightmare[…]

Endangered Piping Plover chicks

Musings on Wildlife Protection

I wrote this piece a year ago upon the realization of what was about to happen to wildlife safeguards with the election of Donald Trump. My worst fears are being realized. I am very afraid of what is happening in the United States. I am fearful for all of those who will personally be endangered Read more about Musings on Wildlife Protection[…]