Monthly Archives: September 2011

Hockey Fighting

Its days appear to be numbered, the Mike Millbury brigade notwithstanding. The tricky question is “how?”. My suggestion is to concentrate not on the elimination of fights, per se, but rather fighters; you know, that guy (or two) on every roster … Continue reading

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Racism and Homophobia – Redux or Ridiculous?

Wayne Simmonds is black. He’s a wonderful hockey player. I know because he played most of his junior hockey for a team I follow. Recently, he’s in the news for a couple of totally absurd reasons: 1) Someone threw a … Continue reading

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Oblivious

I’ve been thinking about and scribbling intermittently on this subject for some time. Today, I was surprised (to put it mildly) to come across this news item: Don Drummond is an economist hired by the McGuinty government to find ways … Continue reading

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Robbing Peter to pay…Peter

The provincial election is proceeding apace. Each of the parties are busily dolling out promises of bounty upon their succession to power; seemingly “no cost” goodies. I guess they can legitimately think the electorate is blind to economic reality. We’ve supposedly … Continue reading

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Big (FAT) Ideas

I read in the sports section the other day that an NFL player claimed a $75,000 contractual bonus for showing up at training camp “in shape”. You want to know what’s weird about that? Well,…, (for starters) it was for … Continue reading

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Little Miracles

Last week, Wyatt and I came across a smallish black dog standing some distance off the road on a neighbour’s property on a couple of our walks. I assumed that household had joined the majority in our dog-crazy neighbourhood. Over a … Continue reading

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My Father’s Pride

My father died 24 years ago. I wasn’t with him when he died and I regret that deeply. But somehow, whenever I’ve thought about him over this nearly quarter century since his passing, I’m filled with a sense of resolution … Continue reading

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Obamanation

Want to get scared silly? Try Mark Steyn’s new book, After America: Get Ready for Armageddon. The overwhelming tone is of such intense gloom, I felt guilty at the points I found myself laughing out loud at Steyn’s fabulously satirical writing … Continue reading

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Literacy Evolution

Otis Mathis is President of the Detroit School Board. In 2010, he sent the following two emails as part of his duties: “If you saw Sunday’s Free Press that shown Robert Bobb the emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools, … Continue reading

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