Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Stepans Verdict

The court is pussyfooting and refusing to call a spade a spade. Typical of courts these daze. Child abuse: fact. Totally controlling parent choices and will were very much at play throughout the child’s decline and death. The father still … Continue reading

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Brexit Day

Scotland will likely leave UK. Quebec will reconsider leaving Canada. No question. The dominos of daily change continue. Stability and permanence are hard/impossible to find these days. As I’ve said earlier in this blog, the only constant the past two … Continue reading

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Hint of the Day:

Why be a goddamned fake to curry favor with indifferent or hostile others who could care less whether you live or die or just to make money?

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The World: As Absurd, Crazy and Mad as Ever

Well, everyone needs a holiday because of this context. Below, just some of the things going on via media check-ins the past two weeks. A 94-year-old Nazi convicted of helping to send 170,000 concentration camp prisoners to their deaths gets … Continue reading

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On Someone Going Green

On my morning bike ride, spotted a big pile of toxic cigarette butts on the street. I guess the smoker figured Mom would pick them up, or kids, or pets.

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The Ugly American?

It’s a toss-up between Trump and Clinton.

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The Plight of Books, Reading, Literacy, Literature, Truly Important Stuff Dept. (cont’d.)

Read Robert Fulford’s insightful “Is the future going out of print?” in National Post, June 6, 2016. (Just Google the title to get to it.)

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Cyprus

We walk the battlements like Othello and Iago after the last invasion of armed tourists. We peer through the interstices where cannons once protruded, the wake of a yacht cutting across the deep blue. The waves break on the rocks … Continue reading

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Paris Street, Rainy Day

(Place de Dublin, 2016, beyond Caillebotte) City of Light the famous corner, park across the street stone fountain gushing absurdly in the rain. A 20ish waif in pale short coat, blonde hair wound onto her back, bare legs reaching up … Continue reading

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Lost Causes Dept. (cont’d.)

Front page of Edm. Sun this a.m.: Green Drop ad proclaiming– “Your Lawn at It’s Best” (another one bites the dust)

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