Monthly Archives: May 2011

Civic Duty

About 30 years ago, I happened to be standing in front of a window at a friend’s place when I saw a car leaving a driveway across the street back out, cross the street and crash into the driver’s door … Continue reading

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An Illusory Review Process

As a part of my job description in my “corporate” life, I was expected to occasionally supply content for the firm’s website. One of the assignments was to draft a “Word From the CEO” – type  message on behalf of … Continue reading

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The Music Commodity

It’s hard for me, a consummate music junkie, to associate the words, ‘music’ and ‘commodity’. I’ve always thought of music as something “more”, but economic reality is hard to avoid. Just for starters, we’re awash in music; everywhere you look and … Continue reading

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A Sensible Proposal

The Liberal Party is considering putting the brakes on a headlong rush to find itself a new standard-bearer. It’s possible it might be 2013 before a new, permanent, leader will be ensconced. From my point of view, this is likely … Continue reading

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Pulling Up Stakes

I’ve lived here for 31 years. You’d think in that amount of time I’d have gotten a sense I’d set down some roots. Until recently, I thought I had. But, sometimes, the obvious has to sneak up on you when … Continue reading

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A New Campaign Paradigm?

Ruth Ellen Brosseau may be onto something; an entirely new way to ‘run’ for public office. Her recent election in a riding that she’s only now, post-election, planning to visit for the first time, suggests electioning could use a dose … Continue reading

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“Liberal” Values

The postmortem on the electoral decimation of the Liberal Party is well underway. One of the phrases that keeps popping up in discussing the future of the Liberal Party is the notion of so-called “Liberal values”. This would seem to be … Continue reading

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Whither Email?

Email is a modern wonder. Although it’s hardly cutting edge anymore, I can’t say enough good things about its potential utility in business and other practical ways. Where its becoming problematic in my book is the lackadaisical approach many users … Continue reading

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Iggy-nominious

Wow. I was hoping someone would get “excoriated” for calling this most recent popularity contest; little did I dream it would be a double homicide. Prince Iggy rolled the dice and lost his shirt, his riding and his political career; that’s … Continue reading

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A Life of Preening

Jack Layton – Happy Jack – is a man whose time, as they say, has come. Less charitably, perhaps, the sun’s shining on his ass –  through no greater effort than having been snoozing outside in the proper orientation – … Continue reading

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