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Why Wait for Dec. 1st?

Note to small businesses: Start playing the Christmas music now. *People’s attitudes always change for the better (less complaining, whining, gloom) once the calendar turns to Dec. 1 when the Christmas music is playing in malls and offices. Want to … Continue reading

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HAL is dead

or rather Douglas Rain, 90, the Canadian who voiced him in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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That Close

Going to work in the dark. (20 years of night shift.) The simple trek from walk-up to outdoor lot. A nasty gust sending his hat rolling fast toward the riverbank behind the block. He ran to retrieve it and tumbles unseen … Continue reading

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About Time

Viola Desmond shows up prominently on the $10 bill beginning next week. Belated social justice and a continuance of the fruits of democracy (in contrast to the States). Canada continues to lead the way into the 21st century.

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“Democracy Dies in Darkness”

–the credo of The Washington Post The American darkness of the past two years on the world’s stage has been Donald Trump. The man who says he’ll fix everything, but has wilfully and singlehandedly been destroying everything he touches. He … Continue reading

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“He not busy being born

is busy dying.” –Bob Dylan

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“Howards End” Movie (1991)

Still holds up nicely after all this time with its study of class structure in 1910 London amidst the introduction of the automobile. Great acting by all, especially Hopkins as Henry Wilcox, Emma Thompson as Margaret Schlegal, Helena Bonham Carter … Continue reading

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The Relevance of “Animal Farm” Today

in the States where Sanders and Conway perfectly alternate the role of Squealer.

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Trump Cancels French Cemetery Visit

to visit fallen American soldiers because of weather. A bad hair day? More important things to do? The American military will definitely note that slight.

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On Showing Respect and Appreciation for Living in Canada

(Hint: a poppy anchored in a removed pencil eraser head prevents you from being stabbed or  from stabbing someone with the sharp end outside of clothing; wear with the sharp end anchored in the eraser on the inside of clothing–it stays fastened and doesn’t get as … Continue reading

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