Author Archives: wunbun12

HOW CORN FLAKES WAS INVENTED

  THE CONTRARIAN This is a fictional story, set in 1965. It starts with a bright young fellow (BYF) entering his bank managers office. “Thank you for taking the time to hear my idea”, he says.  “I have developed this … Continue reading

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LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

THE CONTRARIAN So, Little Red Riding Hood is tripping along through the forest on her way to her grandma’s house, enjoying the scenery and the birdies and bunnies who seem to follow her everywhere, red hooded cape unbuttoned, red hair … Continue reading

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CLASSY GOGETTERS

THE CONTRARIAN I was a bit taken aback. I don’t remember his exact words, but what I got was that the Go-Getters is not for the ‘upper class’. Upper class, in little Dryden? By coincidence, not long after that conversation, … Continue reading

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CORPORATE AGRICULTURE AND GLOBAL WARMING

  THE CONTRARIAN The following is an excerpt from an article in The Guardian, a British paper, which I have copied from a Canadian blog called “Local Food News – World”, Dec 12/16 issue. It was addressing the problem of … Continue reading

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FERAL CATS

THE CONTRARIAN   A page from Willie Brant’s diary — “Talk about Nero fiddles while Rome burns,” says Joe.  “Look at all the problems we got shaping up on the horizon, with Russia and China rattling swords, and Turkey re-arming.  … Continue reading

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NATURAL DISASTERS

THE CONTRARIAN Hurricane after hurricane, then the volcano disaster in Mexico makes one think about world-changing natural events in the past. EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES — Mount Tambora is a giant apparently dormant volcano in what is now Indonesia.  On April … Continue reading

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HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION

THE CONTRARIAN I try to stay out of current affairs, but I think an exception is OK where I have some specific knowledge. I was amused to see our federal member punishing our province on the highway project, even though … Continue reading

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