THE BARD THINKS ABOUT COVID SPREAD

 The Waiting Room

She coughs and sneezes – virus strews,
Says got it from the jab for flu?
As patients patiently wait
For doctor- or procedure-date.

Her story’s but a tale of woe,
She catches all that’s on the go,
Waiting room’s a second home
For her and family-ills to moan.

Interrogates the crowd that’s sot,
Where they’re from, what they got,
Who lives with who, who’s apart?
“We’re distant cousins!!?” Who’s depart?

If weren’t ill when they came in,
Chances are they’ll proclaim:
“Caught it in the waiting room,”
As missus shared the virus plume.

You’d think ‘The Powers,’ to prove some wit, 

Would push us through as fast as fit – 
To keep contagions from the crowd 
That in the waiting rooms are cowed. 


The cold or covid could dispose!
How diagnosed?
How came she in the door?
To cause unease on clinic floor.

John Tuach
November 18, 2020

OPINION POLL OVER-RATES INEFFECTIVE TORY OPPOSITION

Having survived in spite of themselves, in Opposition the Tories have been lazy and uninspiring.  The fact that it is summer, and the House of Assembly is closed, admittedly makes their job tougher, except that the Party’s manifest weakness is not a seasonal problem.

REMEMBERING CABOT MARTIN (1944-2022)

He was an exceptional person. A gifted intellect for sure; irascible and argumentative, too. What endeared him to many was not just that he was analytical and insightful, but that he was honest and forthright. He was a public policy wonk; resource policy interested him most. He loved to travel and read; people, with something to say, were always important.

GNL RUSHING INTO ANOTHER “SCHEME”: CABOT MARTIN

I must say that after the Muskrat Falls fiasco, I thought our government had finally learnt its lesson and would not to rush into another such scheme where calling it “green” was enough to suspend all critical analysis.