Monthly Archives: March 2011

A Tragedy (with a twist)

I was leafing through a paper today when the following headline caught my eye: “Father of 10 Slain”. ¬†A pleasant-looking man in corn rows smiled forth from the accompanying photo. I kept reading. The victim was a 38 year-old man, … Continue reading

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Golfers dressing like,…,uh,…, golfers!

There used to be a canard about ‘typical’ golf attire – that it could readily be seen from outer space – you know, loud plaid, white shoes, belts and weird hats. Then, a sense of muted style descended on the … Continue reading

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An Encounter With an “I” Man

I didn’t intend to have one. I sat down with a cup of dark roast in a secluded corner of my favourite coffee shop. No sooner had I opened the sports section of the paper than a young lady and … Continue reading

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Election Eve

Another $350 million or so is about to be spent in what some may see as a desperately self-interested attempt to re-draw the lines of power in Ottawa. Whatever your political stripe, I think it will be hard to see … Continue reading

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A Shot to the Head

Law and logic are often antagonistic bedfellows. Nowhere is this more evident than in the spasmodic contortions of the NHL relating to head shots. Sadly, the big brain hockey pundits seem to have taken a few too many to the … Continue reading

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“Finding your voice”

As metaphors go, it’s hard to think of one that has such broad utility in a variety of situations. It delicately straddles the literal, descriptive and comparative. For singers, it’s an obvious (and practical) problem; how to convey the song … Continue reading

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Ben

He died today. He was 15 years and 7 months old. As Golden Retrievers go, he was likely part of a very small minority to see that many sunrises. But, an hour after he passed, I miss his friendly, sad … Continue reading

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“I couldn’t care less”

We’ve all heard (and probably used) this phrase. Without giving it much previous thought, I’ve always taken it as a statement of indifference. I think it might be anything but. The nuances of language suggest an absolute; a degree of … Continue reading

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Crap as Content

There’s no getting around it. No matter HOW many “apps” are out there, they all eventually confront the grim reality that content is the raison d’etre for technology in the first place. Case in point: The recent NHL trade deadline.About … Continue reading

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Wrong (again)

I’ve tried, mostly successfully, to stay current on developments in information technology, partly because it’s a business necessity these days, but also because I just plain find it interesting.¬†Inevitably, I find myself making predictions about how new developments in the … Continue reading

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