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  • Data Responsibly

    We need mandatory third party security and privacy audits to matter as much to the directors and...

  • Princes and Madmen

    A strange idea came to me in conversation the other day, namely that my experience with...

  • Exposed! And a Target?

    Apparently not noticing one's furnace isn't working can lead to health issues. So, two days ago...

  • PSA: Northern Aspirations

    The municipalities of North Simcoe have a Community Safety and Well

  • Archive: Rent or Own?

    Almost thirty years ago my parents were looking at buying a home, and that got me interested in the...

  • Person Imperfect

    I'm not perfect, neither are you: "Suck it up buttercup!" Okay, I have hard time saying things...

  • ‘Catchy / Cheesy’ and Opinionated Headlines Here — Not a News Site

    Headlines which are catchy (and possibly 'cheesy') belong on a personal blog like this one that is...

  • Not So Indefatigable

    I may sometimes seem like I "keep on ticking" no matter what happens, or am constantly 'making...

  • A Vexing Question

    It not "mirror, mirror on the wall" but the "sound of silence". Have I asked too many difficult...

  • ‘Fixer Upper’

    I've fixed some issues with the site that resulted from the change of primary domain, especially...

  • If You Don’t Talk, They Won’t Listen

    The Government of Ontario has quite a number of surveys

  • My Bowels, Like Water

    I discovered that a rather delicious meal I ate contained milk. It was unpleasant because I am

  • Renaming Blog

    I've decided to rename my blog (although I will be maintaining redirects from the old addresses of...

  • Poor Man’s Pancakes

    Many, even in my own country of Canada, might think that homemade pancakes every morning would be a...

  • Personal(ity) Minority

    Since I'm working on planning my future and I happened to find out that the

  • Today the World Will Be a Little Better — We Need That!

    Today is Donald Trump's last day as the president of the United States, and the first day of their...

  • T -2 And Personal Reset

    No it's not the 'big red button'! T -2 means out reality is going to get a bit of reset toward...

  • Fixing a Post and It’s T -3

    I must have fallen asleep between starting and finishing my

  • Local Artisan Supporting Mental Health

    A local artisan who makes handmade leather products (currently totes, hand bags, and journal cove

  • Computer Art

    Hah! I bet you were expecting me to have to be posting about computer-generated art, not art I've...

  • Covid Cut Day 21, T -8 and an Epoch Fail

    It's been a busy five days since I last posted, but first: after three weeks my covid desperation...

  • A Question That Frightens

    How much damage can Trump do in the thirteen days that remain in his term? Barring a 25th...

  • Covid Project Blues

    Sadly this is not a post about a Blues music project during the Covid-19 pandemic. It's just me...

  • Covid Cut – Day 14

    Well 14 days later it's still not horrible, and really much different from a professional cut at...

  • Rotten Eggs and SPAM

    Apparently when one has a site that has a custom contact form one don't attract the same level of...

  • Frontline Still Forgotten

    In a previous post I opined that we need to remember forgotten frontline workers like grocery...

  • Ads ≠ Tracking

    There are sites that do ads right; I don't block their ads. Too many sites though tie their ad...

  • Updates for New Year

    You may have noticed some minor upgrades to the site (like a feature image for most posts and a...

  • Covid Cut – Day 1

    Day 1 of my covid desperation (self)-haircut looks okay, but I've noticed that if it gets out of...

  • Why This Blog Doesn’t Cover Family

    It's not just that I live alone, nor is it that I don't think about family (and friends and...

  • 2005 Schizophrenia Talk

    I've pulled another item from the archives, this time a talk/paper I wrote about schizophrenia...

  • Pandemic Incompetence

    The short and sweet summary of why I think QAnon, "Deep State", and a plethora of other vast...

  • Two More From the Archives

    Pulling a couple of pieces from the archives: A silly little poem about loss and longing from 1994...

  • The Forgotten

    TL;DR Our grocery clerks and other essential workers need their pandemic 'hazard' pay back. They...

  • I Support Local, But…

    Local journalism is a great thing to support, but there are limits to what that means. In this case...

  • Think for Yourself, Not Your Guru

    Briefly: For many people, 'think for themselves' really means thinking the same way as their...

  • Dodging Political Bullets

    No, this isn't about how to do politics and not get in trouble. This is a quick little piece where...

  • PSA: Protecting Seniors’ Income

    Seniors and anyone who knows a senior on

  • Moved and Renovated Site

    I have moved this website to a new provider and back-end, and in process I've done major...

  • Finding Satisfaction

    Barring certain dire circumstances, or a medical condition such as ‘clinical’ depression, one...

  • Dangers of Dissatisfaction

    This shouldn’t be a news flash, but being dissatisfied, despairing, or fearful makes you...

  • The Town is Asking, Will You Answer Or Complain Later?

    Below I have three current ‘public engagement’ efforts by the town. Will you participate or...

  • Dig Down the Barriers

    Having heard the complaint the the Town of Midland doesn’t care about accessibility and being...

  • Risking Portal to the Void

    So I’ve done it. I’ve initiated the deletion of my Facebook account (they don’t actually...

  • And I Thought My Finances Got Messy

    Apparently the Town of Midland's internal finances were a bit 'messy' but according the new CFO and...

  • Drugs and Trafficking in Simcoe: Possible Good News

    Maybe it’s not all bad news. Perhaps the issue is that big city criminals are getting desperate...

  • WIP: 23 (Title To Be Decided — Song of the Free?)

    This is work in progress poem I am occasionally poking at, but I like the concept enough to share...

  • Beating An Encrypted Horse

    Midland Encrypted Police Records or C'mon Folks, Elvis Has Left the Building. There is an offer of...

  • Poetry From The Archives

    I’ve begun the gradual pull of things of items from archives into the new site. For the moment I...

  • Moved ‘professional’ away — This is personal

    I've moved my "professional / technical" content to https://www.danielfdickinson.ca. This site will...

  • Mutual Aid in a Fragmented Society (COVID-19 Response)

    People wanting to help and people needing help want to connect but in a fragmented society it is...

  • MPS Encrypted Data

    A Summary of the Battle Over Encrypted Midland Police Service Data

  • Schizophrenia Talk

    A fairly comprehensive talk I wrote about my experience with schizophrenia for a 'CMHA Consumer...

  • The “Everything’s Fine” Mask

    Let us all play pretend.Let us show the world    I will not end.Let us all play...

  • About the Trash

    There's smoke in the air and musicpoundingin my earsThere's cracks in the floorand glass under my...

  • Twice

    Tis twice nowthat friendship and lovehave died twin deathswhat was wasn't and what wasn't wasto...

  • November

    I walk in the last mournful raysof November sunlighttheir pale lightfailing, so it seemslike a...

  • Foolishness

    A silly little poem of loss and longing from the archives.

  • Thoughts on a New Room

    I have a space of four wallsbetween me and the worldIt is a mess but it is mine A private...

  • The Colombian Drug Cartel

    For kicks, a high school essay from 30 years ago about the a particular cartel -- long before the...

  • Virtual Reality: The Potentials and the Pitfalls

    I've pulled out an almost thirty year old essay about 'virtual reality' from my high school years