The Sixth Commandment

This is a local, non-scientific observation. I’ve been attending church lately, not because I’m a believer, but because others do. The people I’m concerned with suffer from various illnesses that make attending church in person too tricky. While I put little stock in the theologies of any religion, I respect these persons’ rights to believe […]

Socrates Warned Us

by Michael C Kelly 2023-06-23 I’m not a fan of Trudeau or any political party, but I’m bothered by the Trumpian antics of Poilievre, Ford, Danielle and the right. We need Canadian parties whose values do not imitate the devolving antics of our political brothers and sisters to the south. Instead, we need being and […]


Forget for the moment our social circles, cultural groups, and nation-states. At the very least, every person needs to know they belong on this planet.    michael c kelly, 2011

Never Again

I remember my short stint as a Legion bartender in the early 1970s. I was young, a post-war kid, a member of a privileged generation that never had to face an opponent in a deadly battle. (The veterans I know today are older or younger than me.) In those days, many soldiers suffering from the […]

Emotional Air Miles

By Michael C Kelly, 2021 I’ll never forget one 2016 Saskatoon wedding. Gail and I were invited, along with Dot, my mother-in-law. Dot’s health had been declining. She suffered from poor vision, hearing loss, and Alzheimer’s. The wedding would be a festive affair, but we knew we would have an arduous journey. Two flights were […]

Book Launch Success

Thank you to those wonderful readers who came to the Nina book launch at the Parkside Older Adult Centre, in Sudbury, on Saturday, March 18. And a hearty thank you to the Centre’s Natalie Labbée for setting it up! It was a wonderful afternoon to share with readers. And to celebrate, here are a few […]

Where are the Workers of the World?

by Michael C Kelly When I was eight, my grandfather, Charles Latondress, took my brother and me on a tour of a grain ship. The boat was a monster, and my grandfather was a titan, best able to position the mighty beast through his ability to motivate action in others. He was a deck supervisor […]