Monthly Archives: December 2010

“Burn”

I sometimes get referred to performance pieces on YouTube by musician friends. It’s not unusual for one clip to lead to another (and so on….). And so it was with a clip from the Amnesty International Festival in 1986 – … Continue reading

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Convenience – THE Commodity

A premier  commodity of the current age, whether as a standalone entity or as an accessory to other stuff, is convenience. There are, like with most things, pluses and minuses involved. For me, the most obvious on the positive side … Continue reading

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A Life of Dabbling

Belinda Stronach. Business news today includes mention of Ms. Stronach stepping down from her various positions at Magna International at year’s end. This relative non-event strikes me as another step in what now seems a rather predictable sequence in the … Continue reading

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My Best Week

Everyone probably has a favorite time of year. Mine’s September, more particularly the week following Labour Day. For quite a few years, I’ve made a point of trying to get that week off work. Something about that time of year … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Meet Market

Relation-shopping, or Internet dating as it is commonly known, has to be fertile ground for social science studies for a variety of disciplines. The “dating” part of the exercise is probably a misnomer, because most of what goes on is trying to … Continue reading

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One Thing at a Time

Single-tasking – It’s downright unfashionable these days. If you put “master of one thing at a time” on your resume, you are guaranteed not to get a second look. That’s too bad. In my book, it represents a point of … Continue reading

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Good News for the Leafs

That got your attention, didn’t it? As a long-suffering Leaf watcher (it’s hard to be a ‘fan’ of the sort of ineptness we’ve watched for quite a few years now), a couple of things occurred to me about the future … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Guitar

It’s been around for a very long time. It’s really more like a friend than a possession. It’s sort of weird how it came to be mine: I was in a local music store about 20 years ago. One of … Continue reading

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Thinking by Wire

I love almost everything about my (relatively) new Subaru car. Lots of the up-to-date electronic stuff is getting to the “can’t live without it” level – anti-lock brakes and traction control, as but two examples. One refinement I could definitely … Continue reading

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