Monthly Archives: July 2016

INSTRUCTIONS

THE CONTRARIAN Long ago when the earth was green, and so was I, three of us university students decided that we would be better off and have a handy party location if we rented a furnished apartment. Being bachelors, we … Continue reading

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PRE-PALEOLITHIC CURMUDGEONS

THE CONTRARIAN   MacLean’s, April 25, had a lot of coverage of the recent NDP convention. It appears some radicals injected something called the “LEAP Manifesto”, upsetting the applecart.  I would describe the LEAP as proposing to shut down my … Continue reading

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SEPARATISTS

THE CONTRARIAN   Looking at ‘Brexit’, I thought about our own Canadian Separatists. They feel like they are treated by their province as a remote hinterland, a bit quaint, behind the times, even dare I say ‘redneck’, and safely ignored. … Continue reading

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TALE OF A MEXICAN VALLEY

THE CONTRARIAN   When you cross into Mexico from the US, you see a quaint, rustic, old village, as befits a country stuck in the past. Well, except that some of those shops are remarkably alike, you see the same … Continue reading

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