Monthly Archives: March 2004

Nowhere else I’d rather be

Sleep? I barely remember it. Mud, on the other hand, is very familiar. I’m lying in it. It’s 4:30 a.m. I’ve been up since 1:00 (yes, a.m.). I know if I close my eyes I will pass out. And there’s … Continue reading

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At the end of the day we’ll be blue-skying nutritionally

Someone is finally trying to do something about plane speech. I should hope so. On my last flight the ticket said “Dinner” and all I got was a bag of pretzels. Also I … oh, sorry, plain speech. P-l-a-i-n. Once … Continue reading

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Spot the amateur in our politics

Before you get all excited about this budget, the next election or some other kick of the political mule, let me remind you that we all know politics is sordid.
We must know it. Why else would politicians from William Henry … Continue reading

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Don’t ridicule the ancients; learn from them

Say, what ever happened to Fabius Maximus? I don’t mean is he on your couch drinking beer. I mean why don’t we tell ourselves instructive stories about famous people any more.
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Something fishy in our politics

It is small consolation that they haven’t forgotten me. I returned from vacation and was instantly plunged into gloom by 435 e-mail messages, most implying that I was depraved, stupid or both. Outside the window I saw Liberal election signs … Continue reading

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