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THE CARPET OF HISTORY

THE CONTRARIAN I am a history nut. I believe we are at the leading edge of history as it unfolds, sort of like rolling out a carpet, and everything that has gone before has an impact on what is to … Continue reading

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MAKING GAS

THE CONTRARIAN   A page from Willie Brant’s diary — Dull showery day, Joe and I are playing crib while we do a bit of quality control on some chocolatey Italian liqueur his daughter left behind after her last visit.  … Continue reading

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THE POWER OF A WELL-SHOT PHOTOGRAPH

THE CONTRARIAN The ‘sea turtle’ business reminds me of some of the remarkable examples of a superior photograph having far-reaching effects. An obvious one would be some 40 years ago, the little girl, clothes all blown away, running toward the … Continue reading

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CARRY THE DONKEY

THE CONTRARIAN Remember the fable of the Farmer and the Donkey? No?, OK, I will refresh your memory. An old farmer and his young son load up the donkey with stuff to sell in town, and hit the road. The … Continue reading

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DRYDENAIRE – BUSH FLYING BACK IN THE DAY

THE CONTRARIAN UCHI LAKE AND SOUTH BAY Winter time, Monday morning, line dancing at the Go-Getters. Rick Olson is there, waiting for Susan, one of our group. He is chatting over coffee with guys from the carpenters shop.  It is … Continue reading

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MORE CHICKENS AND EGGS

THE CONTRARIAN Why is this of interest to you? Because this history impacts our area more than most; we are small farms, and this history of destroying small farms’ chickens and eggs business is our history.  Not to mention impacting … Continue reading

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JOE KLUTZ AND HIS AUTOMATED PHONE SYSTEM

THE CONTRARIAN   “Welcome to Joe Klutz’s Funeral and Pizza parlor automated phone system. If you know the extension number of the person you wish to speak to, enter it now.  For Joe’s executive office and washroom, press one, if … Continue reading

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