Saturday, 16 June 2018

Lovely IWC, self-winding, men's wristwatch for sale

Yes, I am finally parting with the last vestiges of a promising relationship that went south.

This luxury IWC Portofino wristwatch (the stainless steel models currently sell for $3500+) was given to me by my ex before we broke up and she immediately took up with a man with a frightening past.

The wristwatch is the only physical remnant of that relationship that I haven't trashed, deleted, ripped up, used as a dartboard, submitted to the cops, sold or donated to charity.

If you want it then feel free to join the bidding HERE on EBAY. Good luck.

Oh, and I will be donating the proceeds from the watch's sale to the Canadian Centre for Child Protection in the names of my grand kids, Zyg and Mila Ramsay.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Shame on Costco

The Problem: This sea of single-use plastic bottles will soon end up choking our oceans and bloating our landfills.

The Solution: Multiple-use containers

Photo taken today at Costco - which doesn't display refillable bottles anywhere near these disposable bottles.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Man's lawyer calls for moratorium on killing

"Care not Killing" I hope this moratorium is enacted. Too often euthanasia is the first resort when the emphasis should be on quality palliative care, effective pain management and respect for life. Sadly the moratorium would be 4 years too late for my friend Mr. Fuchs who was killed by his family simply because nursing home care was getting too expensive.

Read the story on CTV News

Monday, 7 May 2018

Happy Birthday Mr. Fuchs

Several times a year I visit my friend's grave to play him a Tango on my iPhone. 

Mr. Fuchs was born May 8, 1927 in Argentina and was starved to death on July 11,
2014 in Ottawa, Canada. It is his son who bears the blame for ordering the nursing home to render my friend unconscious with drugs then deny him liquids and food. Alone in his room, surrounded by four, featureless, sterile walls, the sound of machinery and death, his already frail body survived a mere six days.

It's a disgrace that this world feels that it is cheaper, and more expedient to murder old people that to provide the care and love we need at the end of our lives.

I've tried filing criminal charges, petitioned the Coroner to investigate, complained to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, written my local politicians, the Attorney General of Canada,  and picketed our Federal Government - nothing! (so far anyway)

I will never forget you my friend nor forgive the disgusting reprobates who killed you... so on this day I raise my cup of coffee to you and say "Happy Birthday Mr. Fuchs!"

"But you who philosophize disgrace
And criticise all fears.
Bury the rag deep in your face,
Now is the time for your tears."

... The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol" .. Bob Dylan