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Outside of Denver…. (a serial novel)

“More coffee?” It wasn’t really a question. She was already pouring when Hardy looked up. He was going to say, “No”, but just nodded instead. The waitress lingered a second on the off-chance a conversation might start. It was a … Continue reading

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Too late; leaving too little

Recent events have caused me to contemplate how we ‘process’ what we think of as an injustice. Everyone has experienced events in their life that test the bounds of wisdom, patience and comportment; we all have been less than our … Continue reading

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Stephen Harper is smiling….

The Ontario PC’s, for all intents and purposes, got routed in the election. Tim Hudak, without further adieu, has resigned. In theory, this should be, at best, neutral news for the Prime Minister, but I think it comes close to … Continue reading

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A visit to the post awful….

I had no choice but to mail a bill payment today so I attended the post office to get a stamp and dispatch it. As I stood in line behind a single other customer, I noticed that both counter attendants were working … Continue reading

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Home to Roost

Ontario is sleepwalking through another election campaign. The battle lines have now been more-or-less demarcated and, while the outcome is nowhere near certain, there are some obvious themes in play: The premier, her “safe” – extremely “spendy” – hands extended, … Continue reading

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George inflames the Orwellians

I recently posted a link on Facebook to a short piece by a favourite writer of mine, George Jonas; a somewhat philosophical take on the notion of “settled science”. One of my “friends” posted this rather indignant comment: “One person’s … Continue reading

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(Quietly) Changing the Terms of Reference

We seem to be at the tail end of one of the most brutal winters of recent memory. Coincidentally, have you noticed that lately there is no mention of the phrase ‘global warming’, even from amongst the most ardently environmentally-alarmed? It’s a tactical … Continue reading

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Please step to the BACK, PKP…

Gloating is usually ungracious, but sometimes, circumstances are so propitious they overwhelm the strictures of etiquette. So it is following yesterday’s election in Quebec. Not one, but two political scofflaws secured a well-earned political comeuppance. There is fairly widespread recognition that … Continue reading

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The sh*t people say…

Pamela Wallin, with her usual broadcaster’s flair, managed to put an interesting punctuation mark on her suspension from the Senate: She called it a “sad day for democracy”. Hmmm…. Lots of lofty and grandiose things are said by those of … Continue reading

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When sophistry became policy….

Barak Obama, Nobel Laureate, is now busily building consensus, in stark contrast to his nearly two years of unilateral pronouncements (but no action), concerning the crisis in Syria. At stake is not only the credibility of an increasingly dithering president, … Continue reading

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