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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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Age Hiding History

So many that one doesn’t know in terms of distinguished pasts. Saw her on the street, shuffling with walker. Remembered her as someone I met regularly while working on Parliament Hill, who had been working there decades before that. Glad … Continue reading

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What Year, What Time

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