My Week Ending 2021-06-20

Here’s a summary of some of the things I learned and published this week.


You can follow my daily readings as they happen here.  Below are a selected few, with commentary, from the past week.


  • A warning to 2 billion, yes billion, Google Chrome users about a need to update to get the latest
  • It’s great news around here if you want to eat outside – Open Air Amherstburg is back. Not racing but dining in the streets Friday to Sunday


  • If things weren’t bad already in Mississauga and Brampton, there’s a safety recall in process
  • Another reason to love Niagara Falls – they’re being lit up in Montreal Canadiens’ colours


  • OK, kids – go and get a ticket from the Ontario Provincial Police for doing something good
  • It’s great to see that Detroit recognizes the value of teachers by getting more of them and paying them more


  • It’s interesting that an article about getting started with Google Sheets is needed in the year 2021 but here it is
  • This article speaks volumes about our ignorance of the residential schools and what it meant for First Nations peoples


  • How the return to school plan looks for secondary school students around here
  • Ford said he would use the nuclear option and he did


  • The statue of Sir. John A. Macdonald is removed from a Kingston Park and may end up being reinstalled at his grave site
  • If you’re running short of riddles, here are 30 more – hopefully some are new


  • It’s hard to believe that there are people who misspell some of these words. Well, I guess not – I have a Facebook account
  • Quebec secondary school students will be putting in a few more hours at school in the fall

Blog Posts on
doug — off the record

My daily contributions to this blog are linked below. If you’re looking for a week in review for doug–off the record, you came to the right place.

#FollowFriday – June 18, 2021

voicEd Radio

On this week’s show, Stephen Hurley and I chatted about a national reckoning, vaccines, skunks, gifts, and hybrid teaching.

Featured bloggers:

  • Paul McGuire – @mcguirp
  • Sheila Stewart – @sheilaspeaking
  • Amanda Potts – @Ahpotts
  • Amber MacArthur – @ambermac
  • Deborah Weston – @DPAWestonPhD

Opening Song:

Closing Song:

All of the podcasts are archived here. The show is broadcast LIVE almost every Wednesday morning at 8:45 on voicEd Radio.

Technology Troubleshooting

I paid attention to the Google warning and updated the instance on my Chromebook.

Usually, this is good news but it isn’t at present.

All of a sudden my Chromebook is really slow and at times gets responsive.

I’m looking for an update every time I use it now. Hopefully, soon.

Video of the Week

If you have problems getting it in gear, watch this Tina Turner concert. What energy and what a voice.

Photo of the Week

One of our favourite walks is Belle River and we enjoy the new jetty.

Thanks for reading.

Please join me daily for something new and, hopefully, interesting for you. I honestly and truthfully appreciate your few moments reading my thoughts. Time willing, this summary appears every Sunday afternoon.

Be safe.


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