Monthly Archives: March 2005

Parents, don’t let your children do what I am doing

Do not, please, allow this column to come into the hands of children, for it contains, nay must contain, a confession of the most appalling and sordid nature. That young people must be warned against a fate such as mine … Continue reading

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I wish they had picked me to rewrite the Odyssey

“(I)n what’s being described as the most ambitious international publishing venture ever — the modern rewriting of dozens of ancient myths by the world’s leading novelists … (Margaret) Atwood is reinterpreting the epic Trojan War-era tale of Odysseus and Penelope. … Continue reading

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The Opposition should start thinking like an opposition

The state of our democracy is not encouraging. The Liberal “natural governing party” looked so tired at its convention that even its friends could wish we had an alternative government in waiting. Yet the Conservative Party is quite evidently unready … Continue reading

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Read Bede: Wasn’t he a monk or something?

Legions of authors have felled vast forests in pursuit of literary distinction. Most get sawdust, some receive gold, and a far smaller band find lasting fame. But only one got “Venerable.” And not just as an occasional or even frequent … Continue reading

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The herd mentality is why you can’t find a doctor

Suppose I told you Canada had too many doctors. You’d think we urgently needed at least one more psychiatrist, right? Well, we might as well get our heads shrunk if we’re not going to use them a bit more on … Continue reading

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