Monthly Archives: March 2017

ROOTS FIT INTO THE CANADIAN MOSAIC

THE CONTRARIAN So, I am sitting on a steno’s chair, in some kind of an office setting, looks sort of like the office scene on a cop show. This attractive, plumpish woman comes and plops right down on my knees; … Continue reading

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WHEN IS A CITY TOO BIG?

THE CONTRARIAN There is a theory in urban planning that there is an optimum size for a city. Quality of life gets better as the city gets bigger up to the optimum size, and then the problems grow while the … Continue reading

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IT FREEZES HARD IN WISCONSIN

THE CONTRARIAN Just to prove I am not the only windbag in this world, here is an excerpt from a novel “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman An old man talking, says “ — Things freeze harder and faster up here … Continue reading

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CARBON TAX AND CODFISH

THE CONTRARIAN A PAGE FROM WILLIE BRANTS DIARY – Joe and I were playing a few hands of crib to pass away a snowy Saturday afternoon.  Just to make conversation, I remarked that there seems to be a lot of … Continue reading

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STOICISM

THE CONTRARIAN   Stoicism is an ancient system of philosophy which can be summed up as ‘do not sweat the stuff you cannot do anything about’, although it is more than that. Stoicism might be the best philosophy for those … Continue reading

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