Monthly Archives: December 2004

Through a glass darkly on a voyage through history

Well, you can wrap 2004 up. But you can’t take it with you. Instead, it’s going where all the years go when they cease to be this year, the dusty heap called history. I wonder what history will make of … Continue reading

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Enjoy your sprouts and leave the carrots for Rudolph

Well, Merry Christmas, everyone. May all your Rudolphs be red-nosed and may you have as much eggnog as you desire. Though not one drop more.
I also see that European scientists have bred a sweeter brussels sprout, so if your background … Continue reading

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Policy is an afterthought for too many politicians

One very strange thing about Canadian politics is how many people are so keen to govern yet have so little interest in how government works. You would be surprised, and offended, if your car mechanic spent years seeking his job, … Continue reading

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Some books are worth reading again for the first time

Now I’m bitter. I’d always hoped a magazine or upscale liquor firm would ask what I’m currently reading as part of a profile of me as hip and urbane. Right now my list is as impressive as it could ever … Continue reading

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Once upon a time, when to protest meant something…

A Citizen headline the day the U.S. president arrived said “Demonstrators organized quickly for Bush visit.” Yeah, I bet. Demonstrations are now mass-produced. They think they’re raging against the machine, but they’re actually part of it. Call it McProtest.
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