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Loony Tunes

More songs about the moon… Read about it here!

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Nagasaki

The BBC provides an online archive of its broadcasts and posts them chronologically on a daily basis.  To-day is the anniversary of the SECOND atomic bomb used against a Japanese city, three days after Hiroshima. Reading the BBC script, with … Continue reading

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Blow that Whistle

The story of Edward Snowden’s effective banishment and the imprisonment of Bradley Manning are just the two most recent examples of what happens to “whistle blowers” in our so-called age of information and freedom of speech. I was pleased to … Continue reading

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Vanitas

One of the more interesting print magazines I skim from time to time is published by the L.C.B.O… the liquor control board of Ontario, whose stores hold an almost total monopoly on the sale of liquor in this province.  (There … Continue reading

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The Heroic Absurdity of Dan Brown

The heroic absurdity of Dan Brown. This review from The Guardian is currently linked on Arts and Letters Daily, a site I visit regularly.  The author, Clive James, does a wonderful job of balancing snobbish literary disdain and appreciation for … Continue reading

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Comparisons

Last year at this time I wrote about the national celebrations of Canada and the USA. I included this video by Tom Brokaw about the relationship between Canada and The United States.  It aired on NBC during the 2010 Winter … Continue reading

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Voice of Reason

Always Question Authority is a blog that challenges thoughtful response. On its home page it states, “This blog is for the well-informed, and well-read with an independence of mind that place a high value on reason, critical thought, and general intellectualism.” High … Continue reading

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