Monthly Archives: October 2017

GRIT

THE CONTRARIAN There is a new book out called “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”, by Angela Lee Duckworth. She says ‘Grit’, the confidence and determination to get things done, is a characteristic of successful people.  Based on a … Continue reading

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THE EMPIRE AND THE ALIENS

THE CONTRARIAN PART 1 The Center of the Empire is a magnificent city of stone buildings, on the shore of an inland lake – no, not Ontario, this is not another Contrarian rant against Toronto.  The lake is in the … Continue reading

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CHINESE PEACHES

  THE CONTRARIAN PART ONE – CLOVERBELT —  I am happy to see the name “Cloverbelt” being resurrected and used widely in rural Dryden.  We now have the Cloverbelt Country Farmers Market, the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op, the Cloverbelt Abattoir … Continue reading

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WALMART SUPERSTORE

THE CONTRARIAN Back about 20 years or so, we had ‘inside information’ that our Walmart store had the highest sales density per floor area of any of its stores (in Canada? or the entire world?). So the writing was on … Continue reading

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