Monthly Archives: April 2011

Ridin’ The Rocket

I hadn’t been on the Toronto Subway for, well, as long as it took for the fares to go from around $0.50 to the current $3.00; probably a couple of decades. It was pretty¬†familiar, given the number of times I’d … Continue reading

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Diabetic Shock(wave)

It’s definitely an epidemic. Supposed “adult onset” diabetes is steadily making its insidious way into the lives of even pre-teens. Many health authorities express puzzlement and point to things like sedentary lifestyle as the culprit. Some, not many, much more … Continue reading

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Where ARE You?

As part of my only foray into ‘real’ corporate life, I was working in the satellite office of a firm with a head office in Etobicoke. One afternoon, I got a call from the guy I was working for that … Continue reading

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Vacant Relationships

My bias up front: I was once an avid fan of social media. For a time, I was an active Face Cadet, but I soon concluded it was a shallow relationship experience and a huge waste of time. So, I’m … Continue reading

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Love on All Four

I’m smitten. I’ve just seen the most beautiful car in creation. Now, I’m an avid ‘car guy’, but I don’t pay a lot of attention to hyper-exotic sports cars. I mean, with prices starting north of $200K, these thoroughbreds just … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Self-Organization

The social fabric is increasingly threaded with protections: rules, cautions, protocols, labels and restrictions endlessly pouring forward to protect us, increasing from,…, ourselves. This is likely an outgrowth of the profoundly “caring society” mindset, but I think it might be … Continue reading

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Masters Delirium

For quite a while, it’s been an enduring rite of spring; The Masters Golf Tournament. There’ve been years where I’ve planned the entire weekend around the television; something I¬†never do for any other event. This year, I’m tuned in as … Continue reading

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A Technology Endorsement

As to some of our modern appurtenances, I’m somewhat lukewarm, for example those hyper-charged so-called smartphones. I see a lot of solutions vainly in search of problems. Being constantly hooked up to the Internet, sports scores, television and whatnot strikes … Continue reading

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Perils of Virtuousity?

Danny Gatton was not a household name when he committed suicide in 1994. But he was almost universally recognized in the guitar-playing fraternity as perhaps the most technically accomplished guitarist ever . He had an entirely homemade and self-taught background … Continue reading

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Pigs Will Fly

Michael Ignatieff has a plan. His plan is better that Stephan Harper’s plan. The objective of the plan is to slash the massive deficit incurred by the feds in managing the economic tsunami. He says the Conservatives’ plan is a … Continue reading

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