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Archive for January, 2015

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5 years alcohol-free

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen

I realized, this morning, that I am passing 5 years of being alcohol free. In November 2009 I came down with a bout of acute pancreatitis.  As I was being treated for that, my GP told me that I could no longer drink alcohol.  Frankly, I didn’t believe him, but pancreatitis was not pleasant, so […]

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OK “Buy Local” people… now’s your chance to step up!

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

With the departure of Target from Canadian soil, there is a unique opportunity here for the people who go on about “buy Canadian” and “buy local” to really step up and show that their anti-box-store, anti-big-chain, anti-American bleating isn’t just hot air. Target will close 133 stores, freeing up acres of retail space and about […]

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Criticizing a religion is not racism

Crime, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism

I’ve seen many column inches dedicated to the Charlie Hebdo killings, and a common theme that keeps coming up is that CH’s criticisms of Islam are racist, and that privileged white people slapping down the underprivileged Muslims from on high is unnecessarily provocative. I want to put that to bed right now:  Islam is not […]

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Happy New Year!

Cephalopods, Uncategorized

Yeah… I just put the blog up today (17 Nov) but I already remembered the traditional New Year Squid!  So here’s a cutie to get 2015 off to a great start! (source)

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