Monthly Archives: June 2013

Russ Ballard: No cure if you stay at home

I thought you might show your face Or have the grace To tell me where you are Found this very thoughtful interview with Russ Ballard. Full interview is here. Interesting that the depression components were extracted and published in a … Continue reading

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Ghost of Support IV

Wrote about reverse mortgages and questioning why they would be needed, if parents in need had adult children. Neil Remington Abramson commented on the circumstances of parental support of their own parents, within his own family. Lorne discussed practical reasons … Continue reading

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Invisible

It’s hard to take When you’re obsolete Wrote about particular tattoos, seen on a morning bus. Saw her again, the same day, in the late evening, on the way back. Major bus exchange station. Getting off as she is getting … Continue reading

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Violent Storm

On the bus. She had it on her upper legs, straight front, wearing shorts to ensure visual message conveyed: Right leg: We live amidst a violent storm; leaves us unsatisfied at best Left leg: So fill your heart with what’s … Continue reading

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Ghost of Support III

Wrote about reverse mortgages and questioning why they would be needed, if parents in need had adult children. Neil Remington Abramson commented on the circumstances of parental support of their own parents, within his own family. A friend cited in … Continue reading

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No Ghost of Support

Wrote about why parents with adult children would be compelled to support themselves through reverse mortages. To which Neil Remington Abramson recounted his own recollections of parental support for their own parents. There is also some jurisprudence here, where parents … Continue reading

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Coulé: Statistiques

Much more French in life these days. Thinking about what Trudeau was getting at, in terms of the unique advantage of Canada being realized if there were to be a mix of both Official Languages, coast to coast. Back in … Continue reading

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