They say that where there’s smoke, there’s fire. But if there’s fire, does there have to be smoke? The issue of backyard fire pits in Saskatoon has come up again. Just like backyard chickens, fire pits go away for a while and then come home again to roost. This isn’t an easy problem to solve. There’s something about sitting around a fire in the evening that is emotionally satisfying, perhaps stirring an emotional kinship between humans and the means to keep warm, roast weenies and sing koombaya.
A narcissist is a person who has an excessive interest in or admiration of themselves. I know what you’re thinking but no, this is not a commentary about Donald Trump. It’s about a practice that a narcissist might consider, sologamy, where you marry yourself…..to yourself. This is a new one for me. I know what polygamy is, having more than one spouse at the same time.
I realize that politicians are only human. Sometimes governments make good decisions, sometimes they make what turn out to be bad decisions, and sometimes they make decisions that are arguably either good or bad depending on your point of view. There are many examples one could choose to look at when it comes to the federal, provincial and municipal governments.
Some things never change. Take the not so sobering effects of alcohol in society. Alcohol has been around forever. It is socially acceptable in moderation. Unfortunately, when taken beyond moderation it is destructive and can ruin relationships, careers and health. It can cause people to do very bad and stupid things when under the influence. Things they wouldn’t do when sober. It can be addictive and almost impossible to stay away from for some.
Where should you live to have the best chance of achieving the American Dream? Why Canada of course. I’m quoting a Maclean’s article that says throughout history, the U.S. has always prided itself on being a beacon of opportunity for the world. However, many countries have now surpassed the United States as lands of opportunity, chief among which is this one. Canadians live an average of 2.5 years longer than Americans. We are 6 times less likely to end up in jail.