Tag Archives: politics

LANDSCAPING AND JAYCEES

THE CONTRARIAN One of the things that set Dryden apart from other northern communities is the very high level of landscaping of our personal houses. We have better lawns, more tame trees and shrubs, more flowerbeds than the average, by … Continue reading

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POPULIST OR PLUTOCRAT?

THE CONTRARIAN Here is a collection of quotes and notes that sort of define my politics. Pretty gloomy, sort of suits this time of year. I am first of all a classical Liberal, that is, one who believes the way … Continue reading

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HOUSING PLAN

  THE CONTRARIAN The following essay is from a year ago, praising the Ontario government of the day for recognizing much of the problem with housing. Of course they missed the main problem, which is Ontario is bent on directing … Continue reading

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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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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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SEA TURTLES

THE CONTRARIAN An entry from Willie Brant’s diary: Ran out of Eno’s heartburn medicine last night, have to stop eating so many tomatoes, but they are so good this time of year.  Heading for town to get more Eno’s, stopped … Continue reading

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