Monthly Archives: September 2014

OPINIONS AND ARGUMENTS

THE CONTRARIAN We all form opinions, based on the first information we get, tempered by our basic assumptions, biases, prejudices. Once formed, we only change our opinion on the basis of personal experience, not new knowledge or other people’s experience.  … Continue reading

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A NEW THEORY OF EVOLUTION

THE CONTRARIAN WILLY BRANT’S DIARY I just came home from downtown, and I was thinking, you know, styles are changing, the girls aren’t really using up a lot of fabric to make a wardrobe nowadays. Thinking back to my navy … Continue reading

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THE CONTRARIAN DAM THE DAMS, THE SEQUEL

  DAM THE DAMS – THE SEQUEL I have been getting a lot of feedback to my ‘Dam the Dams’ series of columns. The most common comment is that all the background I quoted fits with their personal knowledge and … Continue reading

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Envy and Enmity

THE CONTRARIAN ENVY AND ENMITY I mentioned Taylor Caldwell as my favourite fiction author when discussing conspiracy theories a few weeks ago.  She wrote fiction based on real historical events, in some cases predicting future events with uncanny accuracy.  No … Continue reading

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SOME HELP FOR HOTEL ARCHITECTS

THE CONTRARIAN   The following is a list of ways Hotels failed to consider we seniors on our recent trip.  While none of the 15 or so hotels we stayed in flunked all these tests, none passed them all either.  … Continue reading

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