Monthly Archives: January 2011

“Guilty”

I’m (mostly) a criminal lawyer. You can probably guess which question I hear most often: “How can you represent someone knowing they’re guilty?” There are two honest answers to that question that have nothing whatsoever to do with each other: … Continue reading

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Pseudo-Intimacy

As the world gets more maniacally¬†‘social’, I find myself increasingly at odds with the media of mediated social interaction. I spent an initially interesting and enlightening, then desultory, period of about 7 or 8 months on F-Book before closing my … Continue reading

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Gold Addiction

The Canadian junior team “lost”. No, we didn’t win a silver medal; we “lost” the gold. At its core, this represents an unhealthy mindset about things athletic; things competitive, and things Canadian. Sports “guys” are tossing around words and phrases … Continue reading

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“I’m non-judgmental”

Among the dumb things I hear with some frequency, that statement is one of the most perplexedly annoying. It’s intended as a sort of mushy shorthand for being acceptant of diversity. But it only really “applies” when there are no … Continue reading

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C’mon, Brian

Face the facts; face the music. This Leafs’ season is done, done, done. Get your notoriously straight-talking self in gear and admit it; the pathetically long-suffering fans will forgive you for it. Here’s a plan: Put the following people on … Continue reading

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