Monthly Archives: July 2011

Enviroholics – What are you waiting for?

Enviroholics. At every turn, you run into someone hand-wringing about carbon footprints, sustainability and Gaia’s death spiral; a complete secular religion. What are the edicts of this religion? Well, it’s pretty much summed up as follows: 1) Drive a Prius (or equivalent); 2) … Continue reading

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Phrasing

A sacrilegious as this might sound to some, I don’t care for Frank Sinatra’s singing. It took me a while to figure out why. Ironically, for me at least, it was a comment Nancy Sinatra made about what a “master” … Continue reading

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Policing in Action

Ever heard the saying “there’s never a cop around when you need one”? Sometimes, there isn’t one even when there is. I was riding my motorcycle north towards the small town of Wiarton one day. I came up behind a … Continue reading

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Post Box Follies

I had a post office box at the end of the street where my cottage sat for about 10 years. After I sold the cottage and started to build a new house on the vacant lot next door, I went … Continue reading

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One of “those” days

Everyone knows exactly what that means; a day when everything you touch turns to pure,…,lead; you can’t get any ‘traction’ and you seemingly just can’t get anything done. It’s hard to say whether it’s qualitatively different than any other day, … Continue reading

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Friendbox

As kids, we all probably collected something – coins, baseball cards, bottle caps; whatever, so we had to put them somewhere. Chances are, it was a shoe box or the like.  We’d regularly drag it out of the closet and … Continue reading

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Snake(s) in a Drain

For the last 4 years or so, I’ve had what are starting to feel like ritual encounters with a garter snake that resides in a culvert at the end of my driveway. Almost every time I cut my grass, he’s … Continue reading

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Social Migration 2.0

I used to lunch regularly with a colleague – part shop, part guy stuff and gossip; always a pleasant diversion. Then, he got a Blackberry. The first day he showed up with it, it hardly registered on the radar. Next … Continue reading

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You can pay me now,…,

,…,or pay me later. Nowhere does the saying from that old Fram oil filter commercial come up more often than in my line of work – lawyering. Hardly a day goes by when I don’t see glaring examples of rectification … Continue reading

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Sugar Shacks

They’re probably more plentiful than crack houses – but perfectly legal – and operate on largely the same business model: addiction. I was standing in the lineup at one of these coffee shop/bakery deals recently. The noticeably rotund lady ahead … Continue reading

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