Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Santa Suit

Came across The Santa Suit and couldn’t stop watching. Scrooge toy manufacturer who becomes otherwise; finding his “inner Santa”: Hallmark TV movie. Friend watching it with me started to laugh. “You can’t stand Christmas, yet you get caught up in … Continue reading

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In terms of the bliss

Enlightenment Just don’t know What it is And where one person prefers torment, an exchange between friends: A: I don’t think you have anything to worry about. Bliss would take one look at you and, realizing you would refuse any … Continue reading

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In “Keep The Publishing“, wrote about how Randy Bachman has been waiting for decades to have Burton Cummings either assign, or let Bachman buy, Bachman’s portion of their jointly written songs that Cummings now solely owns. It was an issue … Continue reading

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Some immigrant song

From Anne Kingston, “How the PM’s residence became a nightmare at 24 Sussex”. Maclean’s, November 21, 2015: It’s a heritage property, says Ottawa architect Barry Padolsky: “Why replace something old and wonderful with something new and wonderful, when we’re losing … Continue reading

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Examination Priority

Listening to CBC Radio. Playing interview from players’ dressing rooms prior to 1947 Grey Cup game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Toronto Argonauts. Interviewer is Monte Hall. Mention made that Beef Carr-Harris won’t be able to play the … Continue reading

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Wrote about Amor de Cosmos, the second premier of British Columbia. Encountered him referenced in article by Thomas Walkom on Bill Vander Zalm, “Re-enter stage right (Toronto Star, June 20, 1998, pp. E1, E4), relating to former B.C. premier Vander … Continue reading

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Partition III

Wrote about partition here and here, as potential resolution of intra-nation conflicts. Partition of Iraq proposed in 2004. By Joe Biden in 2006. And by the Brookings Institution in 2007. And in 2014:

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