Monthly Archives: October 2017

Justin Trudeau: Superman?

Not! How about Dopey? That would be much more accurate.

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Fed Liberal Hypocrisy

Today putting out warnings on the dangers of marijuana. Then letting kids 18 and up freely buy it with the government’s blessing in 2018.

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You Can’t Have It Both Ways

as Margaret Wente points out in The Globe and Mail today about activists who don’t expect to be criticized when they are for reverse racist and bigoted remarks. Canada and many Canadian universities are way too soft in applying equalitarianism and  are … Continue reading

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“Halloween Apples!”

That was how kids announced themselves at people’s doorways in the ’50s and early ’60s. Of course, apples were traditional to give out until the reports of razor blades in them emerged, and then candy and chocolate became more the … Continue reading

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Obit

“Our pet, Juliette”, 91. A CBC TV fixture on Saturdays after Hockey Night in Canada in the ’50s and ’60s. About as close to a sex symbol as Canada had back then, though the variety show singer-hostess was more ‘motherly’, … Continue reading

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Fall: A Civilized Way to Dispose of Leaves

BTW, back in Winnipeg in the ’60s, people in the suburbs burned their leaves at the bottom of their driveways. Doh. A fire hazard that led to a ban to that practice. So what do you need to enjoy this … Continue reading

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“You can fall in love at first sight

with a place as well as a person.” –Alec Waugh Mission Hill Winery, West Kelowna, B.C. (cellar: les aging barrels) (cellar’s oldie display specialties) (a sample of their specialty wines awaiting tasting at the end of the tour) “And the wine … Continue reading

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So why would anyone want to

work in a firecracker factory? Why is anyone surprised when a firecracker family catches  or blows up?

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“Ain’t That a Shame”

Obit. Fats (Antoine) Domino, 89. A really cool black performer from the days of 45 records. 13 top 20 hits in all, 1957-1961. “I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill.” “I’m gonna be a wheel someday. I’m gonna be somebody.” … Continue reading

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On Falling Asleep Listening to Paul Newman’s Voice

One of the richnesses of my life and collections is my audio collection of great books, readers, and writers. Nightly, I have my pick of ‘who I go off to sleep to’–their voices (more on that in future writing) echoing … Continue reading

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