Brigitte comments, with respect to that Maclean’s article, that “The Tories put the ‘Royal’ back in the name of our navy. Too bad they didn’t do anything about the ‘Navy’ part.”
My Windows 10 download and install was a genuinely amazing experience. So if technology is going to bring us true fulfillment, why aren’t we happier?
Ottawa is a strange place. But the trial of Mike Duffy is weird even by its standards, as I explain in C2C Journal in the only format that seemed suitable to the occasion.
My new podcast “Reality University” is now available. It offers a weekly look at the big questions that affect our common life and the key ideas (and books) that help us understand the world around us.
Please drop by and audit a few classes and consider signing up. Because as Philip K. Dick once said, “Reality is that which when you stop believing in it, it doesn’t go away.”
Now that the Bank of Canada has cut the interest rate by exactly 0.25% we must wait reverently for the magic to infuse the economy.
Hackers turning the City of Ottawa website into a dancing banana is a tale of dumb and dumber. Probably I should kiss my own site goodbye before ridiculing pimply hackers and their victims but it’s time to put my inky foot down and hope I miss the cybernetic peel because this whole story is ridiculous.
Dear Easter Bunny,
How’s it going? All ready for that egg thing? Us too.
Thing is, though, it’s kind of cold here. Spring officially started Thursday but apparently it didn’t “take.” And while I realize you already have lots on your harebrain these days, you’re the main spring icon so I figured it was worth dropping you a line.
Imagine an anthropologist came to study Canada’s strange public rituals from some unspoiled region where only birds tweet and “reality television” could not be explained even if someone could be found who wanted to know. Upon encountering the thing known as a “federal budget,” he might well release a cloud of arrows to cover his precipitous flight back to a blessed homeland where “fiscal federalism” would be ceremonially incinerated if it ever intruded. But if not, what would he record for his bewildered fellows?
We’re in the final stretch of fundraising for our dojo’s annual Kicks for Heart cardio-a-thon for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, hoping to raise $25,000. My wife is on the team and her fundraising goal is $500. If you can help, please go here to make a donation. Big or small, it all helps.
The cardio-a-thon is Saturday February 2 at the Centurion conference centre in Ottawa. It’s two hours of conditioning and cardio kickboxing, it’s open to the public, so if you want to see how cool and collected Brigitte looks after an intense two hour workout feel free to drop by.
Memo to: E. Scrooge
From: J. Marley Re: Branding
Dear Ebenezer, I’m happy to report that Scrooge and Marley have enjoyed another year of record profits. By lending sums people can’t repay at rates they can’t afford and hiring only a miserable skeleton staff we are making money in ways only Charles Dickens could imagine.