Tag Archives: Canadian culture

PATH OF THE PADDLE

THE CONTRARIAN Have you seen the ad? It’s in all the glossy magazines, even the ones on the airplanes, it’s on all the television networks in Switzerland, Germany, eastern Europe, even France and Italy, and of course Britain.   It runs … Continue reading

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DONALD TRUMP, SAVIOUR?

THE CONTRARIAN   As you know from previous scribblings, I am fascinated by the notion of ‘Megatrends’, from a book of that name by John Naisbitt. He describes changes as ‘trends’, things going in a particular direction, and he describes … Continue reading

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WELCOME BACK

THE CONTRARIAN Conversation you would commonly hear in Dryden, say 30 years ago —   “Mmm, yass, my Johnny is doing so well in the big city, he is some kind of an executive in computers”, or “he is manager … Continue reading

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WHALES ARE PERSONS

THE CONTRARIAN A page from Willy Brant’s diary —  Got home from town the other day with lunch including two large orders of fries from the Chip Wagon downtown, Joe and I agree they are about as good as it … Continue reading

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WEST, NOT NORTH

THE CONTRARIAN   I just came back from freezing my butt off, as usual, on a trip to the golden east; their humid cold bites every bit as hard as our dry air on our coldest days. If you want … Continue reading

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OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM

  O CANADA Considering the word ‘Canada’ is a mistranslation of the word for village (or was it house, or even outhouse) in a native language now disappeared, it is kind of appropriate   OUR HOME Well, not exactly.  Since … Continue reading

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WONDERFUL WORDS

THE CONTRARIAN   The modern English language dominates the world – it is the international language of commerce, science, politics, navigation, studied as a second language by more than all others put together. It has more than a million recognized … Continue reading

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