Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Myriad Wasted Millions: Edmonton City Council (cont’d)

Trying to clear snow off skating-ice on bike lanes for all those riders riding their happy ways into ferocious northern arctic winds. What fools would be out riding bikes today, dodging trucks, ploughs, and graders? Having a massive stock and … Continue reading

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And so it follows, with agenda

or identity politics, that the Stanley trial white jurors were incapable of empathizing or sympathizing with indigenous people, that they never would have argued or voted for Colten. They were automatically ag’in’ him. On the other hand, any indigenous people … Continue reading

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Calvin & Hobbes Revisited

The Thrill of the Grass

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Valentine’s Day, 1967 A.D.

“Walls windows trees, waves coming through You be in me and I’ll be in you Together in eternity Some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me” –Bruce Cockburn, “Wondering Where the Lions Are”

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Women Quotables

“Most women would rather have someone whisper their name at optimum moments than rocket to the moon.”–Merle Shain, Some Men Are More Perfect Than Others “I touch the future. I teach.”–Christa McAuliffe, Aug. 1985 speech “I have everything I need, … Continue reading

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The 21st-Century Rabbit Hole

Smartphones, tablets, and laptops–a neverending black hole into which the hoi-polloi regularly pours money into. The planned obsolescence and the mass’s common denominator desires to own the absolutely latest gadgets, first pointed out by Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman … Continue reading

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Artists

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his own pictures.” –Henry Ward Beecher “Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.” –W. Somerset Maugham “Artists … Continue reading

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The Best-Ever Holmes and Watson

Jeremy Brett as Holmes and Edward Hardwicke as Dr. Watson in the outstanding Granada series, available on DVD.

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The Most Famous Sherlock Holmes Scene

At Reichenbach Falls in “The Final Problem” when Holmes and Moriarty accidentally plunge into the waterfall as they fight one another to death.

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Quotes on Self

“The center of the universe is still the self.” –Henri Frederic Amiel “Maybe being oneself is always an acquired taste.” –Patricia Hampl “There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” … Continue reading

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