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Pithy Pronouncement #3

On this Memorial Day, as we think about the veterans who risked and in many cases sacrificed their lives in the fight against fascism, it is critically important to recognize that that fight has not yet been won. Book bannings, book burnings, assaults against immigrants and members of other minority groups, and the distortion or…

Pithy Pronouncement #2

So long as it is Biden vs. Trump again, it’s just another reprise of Hindenburg vs. Hitler. To prevent this from happening, Biden needs to rule himself out of the race, and the Democrats need to nominate someone at least 15-20 years younger and more dynamic. Preferably a woman.

Pithy Pronouncement #1

“Conventional wisdom dictates that I should. . .” does not equate to “I have to.” Success during one’s post-labour-force years–note that I don’t say “retirement years”–depends in large measure on one’s ability to recognize and live by this simple but important distinction.

Occasional Observation #190

T. S. Eliot had it wrong when he said “April is the cruelest month.” That distinction belongs to November; the suicide statistics are there to prove it.

Occasional Observation #189

The party that doesn’t stand for something will quickly become the party that no one can stand.

Occasional Observation #187

More crickets today on Jacques-Cartier. Not as loud or insistent as yesterday’s crickets–but still crickets. . .on a day nearly halfway from the fall equinox to the winter solstice. Will they still be here for Guy Fawkes Day?

Occasional Observation #186

Observing the intense enthusiasm displayed by the Philadelphia Phillies’ fans, and listening to their at times deafening din as their team wiped the floor with the Houston Astros, 7-0, I actually started to feel sorry for Houston. For them to enter the Phillies’ stadium is a bit like a Roman gladiator entering the arena. Neither…


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