Getting Around Boston – the T Subway System

T is the 20th letter of the English alphabet.  It’s a seemingly innocuous letter.  But in Boston, you better know that T refers to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).  T is just so much simpler and faster to say. During most of my stay in Boston, I was at a conference for work.  We were staying at the Marriott Copley Place Boston .  It … Continue reading Getting Around Boston – the T Subway System

Changes for future municipal elections?

Here’s a personal wishlist for future civic elections.  I think one of these wishes is already set to happen for the next election. 1. Cap spending for municipal elections and limit donations We need to even the ground for the municipal elections.   A lot of smaller cities run election campaigns from a candidate’s kitchen table.  In Vancouver, the two biggest parties have their own little … Continue reading Changes for future municipal elections?

Americans looking at Canada’s health care system

Health | Myths, truths of Canada’s universal coverage | Seattle Times Newspaper. With Obama’s changes going through the American law making system, there’s a lot of talk in the States about Canada’s universal health care system.  It seems odd to me that we should even have the debate about some sort of universal health care coverage.  However, that’s probably just me because I was born … Continue reading Americans looking at Canada’s health care system