Jury Duty I ended up being third in line to complete the jury selection the other day. A woman who looked too young told the judge that she was a retired nurse. Immediately, the defending lawyer and the prosecuting lawyer spoke up; obviously they liked her: “No objections, your honour,” they said in unison. Thus… Continue reading Jury Duty
The Clone First reaction? Absolutely not. “No way,” I say. “No way,” says Dimitri. “No way,” agrees René. “At least we agree,” says Diane, “Sort of.” But it’s not so simple… I look around the boardroom table. Around the table are three of my closest friends who happen to be junior scientists at a corporation… Continue reading The Clone
PIKE The fishing rod suddenly and violently jerked down to the water’s edge. “Oh,” my father said, “He’s got a big one.” And indeed I had. The line on the reel spun out with a whizzing sound. I wanted to hand the rod over to my father. Ray, my father’s friend, reached over for it.… Continue reading Pike
No matter which evening newscast you watch, the program always ends with a kind of ‘puff piece’, something to make you feel good about the world. It could be something humorous, something inspirational, something to make you believe in humanity again. Sometimes it’s good to keep the Kleenex box nearby… Following tragedies like mass shootings,… Continue reading The Mustang Lover
I find his openness and vulnerability charming, and reflect how hard it must be to be a Frenchman, bound by language, history and custom; living in a foreign city like Toronto, offered a job he can’t refuse, or joining a girlfriend likewise promoted, but, in his heart, sorely missing home.
THE TRIP It was only after my divorce that I considered taking up sailing again. The whole process took a number of years to unfold. One day, I accepted an invitation to sail from a bridge partner; soon I began renting small sailboats from the Lac Brome marina on my own. I enjoyed that experience… Continue reading THE TRIP
“Behind us, in the beyond, exists a beautiful world. It is a world of Light.” With these words Philip could indeed see a world beyond the seated men, shimmering in a golden glow, a place where, he felt intuitively, one’s hearts desires were fully and instantly realized.