A Walk in the Park – Chapter 3

The Next Day: Starbucks, Bay Street & Grosvenor Street

Laura sat alone, checking her phone. Nothing. Just the usual rumour mill going full tilt. Names of potential wildcard candidates. Who’s being fired, who’s being hired. Potential lawsuits. Missing money. ‘Typical’, she thought. Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park – Chapter 2

Author’s note: This is a work of satirical fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

Somewhere over Lake Ontario: Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Delta flight from DC to Ottawa was now on approach. David shuffled in his business class seat. He was tired of all this nonsense. Continue reading

A Walk in the Park – Chapter 1

Author’s note: This is a work of satirical fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

Prologue: Ottawa. Friday, January 26, 2018.

“Fedeli elected Interim Leader”, said the gruff voice on the phone. “Very well”, as she softly pressed the ‘End Call’ button.

The Plan had started. She gazed aimlessly out the window of her West Block office. The frozen Ottawa River shined under the noonday sun. “I still can’t believe The Plan is finally in motion”, she whispered to herself. Continue reading

Here is Bitcoin

I’ve harboured doubts about Bitcoin for years. I first heard of friends buying some when it was a few hundred dollars three years ago. It’s ten thousand dollars now. But what is a Bitcoin? I don’t actually know. What do you use it for? Not sure. Most people buying Bitcoin only talk about converting it back into dollars – at some point. But, what does a Bitcoin look like? Yes. You know. It’s that shiny gold coin with the hashed “B” on it. Right? Continue reading

Landslide

While an election landslide is when a candidate has a massive victory, in the other type of landslide someone usually gets buried. And that is what seems to be happening to season six of “VEEP“. If you haven’t caught the latest season, you’re not alone – fans are fleeing this show like voters abandoned Selina Meyer’s fictional election campaign. I’ve re-written some of the episode guides for season six to help you catch up: Continue reading

Screening Immigrants for Anti-Canadian Values: How to do it right

I always thought that welcoming immigrants into our country was a core Canadian value. If you were against that, then you’re the one who was anti-Canadian. Turns out that, according to some politicians, we’ll be able to quiz incoming residents on their “values” (with a lie-detector test?) and boot-out the ones that don’t quite fit into Canada.

This got me thinking…imagine if we only let immigrants into Canada who meet the highest threshold of civility and respectability. Continue reading

Top 5 Exciting Things About Brexit

Many exciting things will happen to Britain after Brexit.  Here are the top 5:

1.England will become a hockey Superpower. Yes, you heard it here first. Look at countries like Russia, Canada and the United States – all known for producing great hockey teams. And guess what? None are part of the EU. This is England’s chance. No longer in the clutches of the European Union, England will shoot for hockey gold in the next winter Olympics. Continue reading