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How has your life changed in 20 years?

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Technology, Travel

It’s relatively early in the morning, and my sleep-addled brain is just starting to absorb the caffeine from the large Royal Blend.  I was thinking as I rode up the elevator, about various things, and for some reason my mind wandered onto how much has changed in 20 years… What was I doing, what was […]

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Teens getting the short end of the stick, old people get away with killing people…

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Travel

This post isn’t very Christmasy because I saw something in the paper this week that is decidedly Grinchy. Back in November, I wrote this article dealing with Ontario’s move to stick it to young drivers. Ontario has slightly backed off from that position, but they’re still going ahead with the bulk of that legislation, and […]

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New driver legislation in Ontario – an unfair shot at teens

Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Travel

In response to the new Ontario government initiative regarding new/young drivers, I sent this letter to my Member of Provincial Parliament (who also happens to be Premiere) today: Dear Sir; As a citizen of Ontario and indeed, one of your constituents in Ottawa, I am writing to you to express my feelings regarding the recent […]

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“Yield” is not the syntactic equivalent of “Stop”

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Rules, Travel

From the Ontario Driver’s Handbook:       A stop sign is eight-sided and has a red background with white letters. It means you must come to a complete stop. Stop at the stop line if it is marked on the pavement. If there is no stop line, stop at the crosswalk, marked or not. […]

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