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Reading Poetry with Tommy Banks Quintet

(Tommy Banks at the piano, white-haired, on the centre left; me at the mike in white shirt standing on centre right; the late Bob Miller on acoustic bass beside me–his wife Dorie taught with me at J. Percy Page) Friday, … Continue reading

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As politically-correct socks Trudeau welcomes more terrorists back,

the Alberta legal system flunks for not calling the 2017 Edmonton terrorist who mowed people down with his vehicle with a terrorist flag in the back a terrorist. Words do matter; enough pussyfooting with these dangerous people who want to … Continue reading

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Plastics and Nature

Enough already. When a whale has 88 pounds of calcified trash found in its gut, you gotta think that plastics need to be more seriously restricted.

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Lowering the legal pot age to 16 in Canada would be

crazy. Kids that age don’t need that kind of distraction from school and work. (Plus junior-highers would likely want to try weed if that happened. Where would the exploitation of Canadian kids end?) No, selling out kids all over again … Continue reading

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10,000 Edmonton Potholes Filled to Date.

Supposedly 10,000 more to be filled, but that number may be low, don’tcha think?

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Religious lady at the coffee shop yesterday

started telling me how she was missing church in order to make coffee. Brought to mind the many Sundays I experienced in the 1950s and early ’60s back in Winnipeg when not much was shakin’ on Sundays. Many people then … Continue reading

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Dylan: Cutting Edge Process

The Nobel Prize winning poet earned many fans back in the folk era which was ending about 1966-67. There were, of course, all the famous early songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind”and “The Times They Are-A-Changing”. Many of those songs … Continue reading

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Socrates

He had not bothered to examine himself, to ask or know. He lived separate from all and practised mammon and thrift to the exclusion of all else. This wasn’t a matter of soul and had you asked if he had … Continue reading

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Eddie Glaude, Jr.

A significant black American prof who concisely and accurately/exactly sums up the current fear and racial hate as an epidemic and “the undertow” of the fear and racial hate politics and behaviours he refers to as “the continuum”, particularly in … Continue reading

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“Fact-free zone”

Quaint reference to Trump’s America.

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