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How many patterns. The repetitions. Lessons of circumstances, circumstantially remembered. Some viewing repetitive behaviours as a hallmark of autism. Some seeing repetitive patterns as major fuel for the life coaches. Let me free you from what you didn’t learn. Or … Continue reading

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Boxed

The name-calling. Sometimes considered to come with the territory. Premised on group agreement. Part of the crew, and the ones who aren’t in the crew whom the crew doesn’t like. No particular reason necessary. For that matter, reasoned reservations are … Continue reading

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Way to Friendship

From The Taliban Shuffle (2010) by Kim Barker, in relation to attending with Farouq, her guide and translator, a 2004 election rally for Hamid Karzai: “Why are you laughing?” interrupted a hepped-up, sunglassed Afghan security guard, stepping in front of … Continue reading

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All This

Venomous. Poisonous tendency towards blind rage. Some pervasive virus, from which few totally escape. So one riots against self, in terms of what “they” do. Where later apologies Explained, but not easily excused. Incapable of justification on any Tell me … Continue reading

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Transparence

And it takes a whole lot of medicine For me to pretend that I’m somebody else Person commenting on another. How the other seemed to have no appreciation as to how his weaknesses were so transparent. His image of himself … Continue reading

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Sullen Dignity

From Jack Gance by Ward Just (1989). The protagonist’s father, a business owner, has just been convicted and sentenced for tax evasion. The father refused to defend himself. My father’s sullen dignity infuriated the court, but I found it admirable. … Continue reading

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Predictors II

Wrote about the futures of some particularly distinguished graduates from my law school class. Referenced a convocation speech made by Ken Dryden, at the time of receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa. Article written in 2010. Speech … Continue reading

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