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Mobbing Ford

This is the editorial cartoon by Graeme MacKay as it appeared in to-day’s Spectator.  The Hamilton and Toronto football teams play off in Toronto Sunday for a place in the Grey Cup game next week. Mayor Ford, a football enthusiast … Continue reading

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Tragedy and the Common Man

This morning at the bank, the doctor’s office, shopping in three different stores, the conversations I overheard were all about Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford.  Although people lament the persistent media coverage and say they are sick of hearing about the … Continue reading

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Ford’s Folly

  Football and Ford’s Folly Posted on November 26, 2012 by motleydragon Ford’s Folly, part 2 Posted on November 27, 2012 Rob Ford, Part 3 Posted on November 30, 2012

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November 11

  Remembrance Day again…  we can take a sigh of relief that we have “done the right thing”, take the poppies off our coat, and begin shopping in earnest for Christmas.   In our public sphere… the offices and malls… Remembrance … Continue reading

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The Berlin Wall

November 9th is a remarkable anniversary in many ways.  This entry from the BBC lists other key stories besides its detailed review of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But what we remember most is the incredible surprise and elation … Continue reading

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Certainty

I have been trying to understand the mess in the US Congress this week.  How can the greatest and richest democracy in the world allow such a mess to begin, let alone drag on for so long? At supper time … Continue reading

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Mind over matter

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.  (Mark Twain) We celebrated my husband’s birthday this week. I had intended writing a blog that celebrated his fine qualities and many achievements, but it … Continue reading

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