Friday 21 September 2012
There have been too many shows of impatience and anger, with each side blaming the other. With few exceptions, this has all been a question of words -- sharp words, throw-away words, unthinking words -- but they have succeeded in hardening attitudes and deepening divisions. Fine words are not all it takes to improve matters, but they can help a great deal in such a language-obsessed city as Montreal.
Saturday 15 September 2012
Here are ten practical steps for newcomers to Canada who want to get rich. They will guide you from your arrival in this country until the end of your well-heeled life.
Friends and Companions
No matter how poor you are, you should not hesitate to invite people over for a meal. Coming to a poor man’s table is an act of goodwill. Your new companions will be proud to spend time with people of such humble means. It will make them feel like Jesus.
Sunday 9 September 2012
Whatever he intended for the Party faithful, Bain's was also an attack on Anglos. His words are an affront to me. In pretending to speak for me, for all of us who come under the broad heading of les Anglais, Bain has damaged us, too. I personally feel attacked, and I have not emerged unscathed. Bain’s words make me seem guilty just because I too am an Anglo.
Tuesday 4 September 2012
I once had a conversation with Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse and, I would say, most concepts in interactive computing. He predicted that one day we would have all our experiences delivered to our senses electronically. It sounded unbelievable back then, but it is much more believable now.
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