Showing posts from October, 2020

Dear Journalist Katie

- jim Young“Based on the state of politics in the world today, is there really any such thing as ‘political correctness?’” - jim Young

Dear Journalist Katie: (Or whoever is the true originator of this meme.)
While I recognize your right to interpret anything I say or do based on your personal, past life experiences, I hope you will not be disappointed by my total disregard for this opinion you have shared.
Actually, I kind of resent the fact that you are automatically including me in a group without knowing anything about me, based solely on my gender. Isn’t that in fact counteractive to the very point you are trying to make?
I hold doors open for women and I will continue to do so regardless of your misinformed interpretation of what that might mean to you. I also hold doors open for men; and children; and the elderly; and the physically challenged; and people of any race, colour, age, sex, religion or political affiliation.
Why? Because unlike you, my first assumption about everyone I me…

Thanksgiving Chores

- jim Young Thanksgiving chores when I was young, Was a weekend filled with laughter and fun.We’d head to Muskoka to tie off the docks,Then carry the boats up over the rocks.Stored in the shed were motors and oars,Gas cans, lifejackets, paddles and more.Things put away and stored for the year,Memories shared o’er a few pints of beer.The young ones scampered through the woods to play;Or fish from the rocks to help pass the day.Capture the flag, building forts, catching leaves,Hide and seek, or just climbing trees.We’d cut down a tree, sometimes two, maybe more,Cut, split and piled, near the back door.While the men worked hard at growing some blisters,Mom busied herself with the help of my sisters,Preparing stuffed turkey, potatoes and treats.There was always something good to eat.The meal was enjoyed in happy reminisce, With a tear shed in memory of loved ones we missed.Plates were emptied as we sat back with a sigh,Then dessert would be served in the form of a pie.Apple or pumpkin, with…

The Problem Faced by America Today


Gimme Some Truth

- jim Young"I've had enough of reading things by neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians." - John LennonKnowing how much of a Beatle fan I am, my nephew Kory recently sent me a link to a review of a new John Lennon album, Gimme Some Truth.Gimme Some Truth is a “Greatest Hits” release of 36 John Lennon songs, selected by Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon, and remixed by Paul Hicks.It’s release was timed to coincide with the celebrations of what would have been Lennon’s 80th birthday on October 9th.When I was listening to the title track Gimme Some Truth, it occurred to me that this song is as relevant today, perhaps even more so, than it was when it was first released on Lennon’s Imagine album almost half a century ago.“Fake News” has become the battle cry of the opposition while the blatant lies of world leaders has become an accepted norm. False information spreads like wildfire through Social Media with the flick of a click, with cries of censorship, dictatorship and loss o…

Trump: In A Class With Kennedy

- jim Young  "Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment, that was known as Camelot." - Alan Jay LernerI think if I had to compare Donald Trump to any previous U.S. President, it would be John F. Kennedy.
They have a lot in common and they both have a very loyal fan base. Kennedy and Trump are both man-whores that cheated on their wives.And let’s face it, Kennedy and Trump were both elected for pretty much the same reasons.Kennedy was elected in 1960 primarily because he wasn’t Richard Nixon. Trump was elected in 2016 primarily because he wasn’t Hillary Clinton.I’m not saying Kennedy wasn’t the best man for the job but I’m not saying he was either. What I’m saying is, Kennedy didn’t win his election based on his ability to do the job. Kennedy was young, fresh and vibrant. Nixon was perceived as a dishonest used car salesman. Nixon looked shady when he appeared in the first nationally televised presidential debate sporting a five o’clock…

Trump Learns A Lot About Covid


Trump Tests Positive For Covid-19