Monthly Archives: November 2013

Willy Brant — Old Batchelors, and liberated women

THE CONTRARIAN WILLY BRANTS DIARY OF OLD BATCHELORS, AND LIBERATED WOMEN Daughter visited last week.  Lives in Vancouver now, seems to feel obligated to visit the old man once in a while, even tho we don’t have much to talk … Continue reading

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Bovine Flatulence

  WILLY BRANT’S DIARY   My neighbour Big Joe dropped in for coffee the other day, and got off on one of his rants about how everything has to be carried to extremes any more, whether it is the hula … Continue reading

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Water Bills

THE CONTRARIAN WATER BILLS About 40 years ago, a cousin in the Niagara peninsula was delighted when the local municipality announced they would start a program of running water mains along the rural roads, including the one past his house, … Continue reading

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STOLEN LAND

THE CONTRARIAN WILLY BRANT’S DIARY STOLEN LAND Stopped in town for coffee the other morning, the usual gang were there with their usual strongly held but not necessarily well informed opinions.  A couple of guys were rambling on about the … Continue reading

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WEST, NOT NORTH

THE CONTRARIAN (this was written last winter) WEST, NOT NORTH I just came back from freezing my butt off, as usual, on a trip to the golden east; their humid cold bites every bit as hard as our dry air … Continue reading

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