Tag Archives: politics

MEASURING THINGS

THE CONTRARIAN MEASURING THINGS Going back through history, societies have developed measuring systems, often based on parts of the human body. So we have the foot, a convenient way to measure small distances, the yard, that is, the distance from … Continue reading

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STREET PEOPLE

THE CONTRARIAN A page from Willie Brant’s diary — I have a cousin, well really second cousin once removed or something like that, a really strange bird, doesn’t socialize very well.  Seems to lose it when there is a crowd, … Continue reading

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MARY POPPINS

THE CONTRARIAN   “Supercalifragilistic expialidocius. If you say it loud enough, you’ll always sound precocious.” Bit of nonsense from a song in the movie “Mary Poppins”, but some truth there. Stay with a script which sounds educated and ‘with it’, … Continue reading

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NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO SEPARATISM

THE CONTRARIAN Back when I was a young Municipal Engineer, I took in every opportunity to learn more, including Municipal Engineers gatherings. At one such, during social hour I was comparing notes with a fellow from one of the Toronto … Continue reading

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IT’S MAGIC

THE CONTRARIAN Hi friend   —  I generally post to my blog in concert with submitting my column to the Dryden Observer.  It has not published for several weeks, nobody seems to know what is happening, anyway as a result I … Continue reading

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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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