Monthly Archives: October 2017

Form and Substance

Recall in the academic world, how some were so very excited to form a new committee for this or that. Sometimes it seemed that they would almost be salivating at the prospect of more committee meetings. Spending much time on … Continue reading

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Easier to Scream

The need to keep cool in relation to criticism, conflict. Often it is the blowup reaction that is sought through the conflict, to set one out of control, relative to another’s agenda. Could be triggered by sudden, unexpected aggression. Or … Continue reading

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The Troggs: Give It To Me

The Troggs. One hit in 1967, among others: Still at it in 2002: Eleven years later, singer Reg Presley passes, at 71. As he then was

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Various extracts from Canadian history at a bus stop. Various artistically-enhanced copies of labels, advertisements and newspaper announcements. One catching the eye, that turns out to be from page 2 of the Kingston Gazette, June 1, 1814: Sarah Bull Notice … Continue reading

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Good At Something

Seems that everyone needs to have a sense that he or she has better than average abilities in some activity or domain. Often that sense will come through positive feedback in context. How does one maintain a sense of particular … Continue reading

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Accounting Relevance II

They don’t know Like I know Previous queries in relation to whether accounting information is all that relevant to investment decisions. Then to W.R. Scott, Financial Accounting Theory (7th ed.) and (at p. 154): …it does seem that accounting information … Continue reading

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Came across a draft of a May, 1998 news release by Peter Goldring, the Member of Parliament I had started working for the previous fall. How he went to Quebec City for the provincial ceremony of the unveiling of the … Continue reading

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