Ford, Kavanaugh, and Women’s Anger

Like many people around the world, I was glued to C-SPAN last Thursday as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford endured a trial-like atmosphere to outline how she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh 35 years ago. Also like many people watching, I was aghast at how the proceedings were run, and at Kavanaugh’s…

The Week from Hell

As you may have guessed, this past week wasn’t the greatest. I woke up on Thursday morning (which was supposed to be a swimming morning!) with the right side of my face completely swollen. I went to the Dr., he prescribed Advil and hot compresses and sent me home. Next morning the swelling was even…

Canada Isn’t Immune to Trump-ism

This article was re-posted on the DeSmog Canada site on Dec 5 2016. Edited Nov 28 to add income inequality info. In the days following the US election, two former Canadian ambassadors to the US had some advice for Canadians worried about the future of Canada-US relations. “Calm down,” they said. “Change the channel and…