Posts Tagged "Our London"

Thankful Thursday #1

This week, Throwback Thursday makes way for a Thankful Thursday.  Continue reading

Column – Bleak View from the Ivory Tower

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In my second-last column for Our London, I wrote about the paper’s end, just days away. Many of us work for big corporations now. They have to eat their young in order to keep up appearances. And so I wrote…  Continue reading
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Kinder and Gentler

It was tempting to write a scathing column about the coming end of Our London and other newspapers.  Continue reading
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Last Week in Listener Texts

I maintain that there is no “war on Christmas”. People began saying “Merry Christmas” less often because they were trying to be inclusive. Some Canadians celebrate other holidays such as Hannukah, Kwanzaa and the Solstice. It would be a problem... Continue reading
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Our London No Longer

“Increased geographic synergies”. Just typing that bullshit sentence makes my blood pressure spike. Yesterday, Torstar and Postmedia swapped nearly two-dozen newspapers for the sole purpose of shutting them down, and reducing competition. Hundreds of people will lose their jobs, including... Continue reading
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Here Comes the Judge

Every year it happens and I brace for it. The predictable outrage about when Christmas decorations go up. No one can do anything about when they appear in stores, so they crab about peoples’ personal preferences. Can’t someone wear a... Continue reading
Cover of Camelid Quarterly featuring a tall, blond alpaca

Rock Beats Scissors; Alpaca Beats Chickens

A couple of years ago, I wrote about how I became an unwitting subscriber to the magazine Camelid Quarterly. My subscription finally ran out and I no longer receive their newsletter. But these animals still fascinate me.  Continue reading

The Sour Life of the Cynic

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My latest column for Our London considers the cynic and why I think it’s a bad thing to become.  Continue reading

Zip it Up

Traffic experts in many cities and now mine, claim that the so-called zipper method of merging traffic from two lanes into one is the best way to keep traffic flowing in construction zones. Continue reading

The Reality of Fake News

Of all the things that have come along with the campaign and Presidency of Donald Trump – gah, every time I say President Trump I feel my blood pressure rise – the most egregious in my opinion is the proliferation... Continue reading