Category: Ramsay Writes

A Hole in 3

What’s delightful about the dreadful sexual abuse scandals consuming Canada’s military is, no matter how blind and deaf our generals are to investigating their own

Re-opening Meets Re-awakening

I remember March 13th last year. It was a Friday, and the day most North Americans left our workplaces and hunkered down for the coming

Death by Civilization

One thing about the Nazis is that they were excellent record-keepers. It’s because of this that six million Jewish families knew who among them had

Open the Arts!

It’s unfair to say Doug Ford doesn’t like Margaret Atwood. Ten years ago he said he wouldn’t even recognize her on the street. But he

Would you all please just go away?

Getting things fantastically wrong is a specialty of mine. Years ago I was at a big luncheon in the Royal York hotel and spotted a

Feats of Clay

We all have three lives, a friend once told me. Our public life, our private life, and our secret life. How many times is some

Hell is other robots

Technology didn’t miss a beat during the pandemic. Before COVID, computer voices sounded fake and HAL-like. Now, you can hardly tell if you’re talking to

The Arms Race

Just as a Smith & Wesson beats four aces, so too does a 10,000-a-day vaccination site beat even these last few days of sunshine to

A drop to drink

Canada has more fresh water than any country and more lakes than the rest of the world combined. So is it too much to ask

Newspapers, not oldspapers

Donald Trump repeatedly called it “the failing New York Times.” It sort of was until Trump took office. Then it went on a tear, fuelled by

Old toffs. Old tricks.

I went to boarding school back in the 60s when most of the ‘masters’ had degrees from Oxford or Cambridge and spoke with upper-class British


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