Monthly Archives: February 2016

FREE STUFF

THE CONTRARIAN   A page from Willy Brant’s diary — I was telling Joe about my brother-in-law saying all the troubles in the world are caused by ‘Free Stuff’.  He says we vote for the guy who promises the most … Continue reading

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WEST, NOT NORTH

THE CONTRARIAN   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 on our coldest days. If you want … Continue reading

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OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM

  O CANADA Considering the word ‘Canada’ is a mistranslation of the word for village (or was it house, or even outhouse) in a native language now disappeared, it is kind of appropriate   OUR HOME Well, not exactly.  Since … Continue reading

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YOU SEE WHAT YOU LOOK FOR

THE CONTRARIAN   An oft-told tale concerns an experiment in which a group of kids was sorted randomly into two classes. One teacher was told that her class were all exceptional students, and the other was told that her class … Continue reading

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