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The Second Coming

I am not sure that I understand or agree with the metaphorical and metaphysical interpretations of the second stanza. But when I heard about the tragedy in Boston yesterday, I thought first of Yeats’ description of anarchy. “The centre cannot … Continue reading

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Functioning Psychopaths

I don’t follow sports very closely and am usually bored by celebrity gossip.  There is, however, a peculiar fascination about the way apparently successful people can mess up their own lives and others’ with reckless abandon. I found this quotation … Continue reading

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The Song of the Ski

THE SONG OF THE SKI   Wilson MacDonald, Canadian poet 1880 -1967   Norse am I when the first snow falls; Norse am I till the ice departs. The fare for which my spirit calls Is blood from a hundred … Continue reading

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Not so super Super Bowl

I am feeling really old… Why does someone with this much talent have to be so crude and vulgar in performance?  The show was visually stunning but its overt sexually left me feeling stunned in quite a different way… especially … Continue reading

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Your Cheatin’ Heart

This graphic brilliantly defines the dilemma of the “clean” participant in any field, the athlete… or the clean politician, or entertainer,  entrepreneur or businessman.  The Lance Armstrong story makes me so angry that I actually wasted my time watching highlights … Continue reading

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Football and Ford’s Folly

Football finals dominated Canadian news last weekend as the country’s two most important championship games were played indoors at Toronto’s Rogers Stadium. The country’s top university teams played for the Vanier Cup… with Hamilton’s McMaster Marauders playing as defending champions … Continue reading

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Body and Soul

A Japanese exchange student lived with us for almost a year, and attended the local secondary school. There he met students whose families had immigrated to Canada from many different countries… cultures and languages he probably would have not met … Continue reading

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