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Ollie, Ollie, Triple Lutz

Posted: February 15, 2018 at 8:50 am   /   Columnists

So, I might have said I wasn’t going to watch anything “Olympic” this year. A good friend asked, “Not even the women’s hockey?” Well, maybe women’s hockey. But the truth of the matter is I haven’t watched women’s hockey, yet. But on Saturday evening, LOML and I poured ourselves a wee drink, filled a bowl […]

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The renomination targets

Posted: February 8, 2018 at 9:09 am   /   Columnists

In the last federal election, Justin Trudeau found himself transformed from leader of a corporal’s guard staring irrelevance in the face to prime minister heading a majority government. All of a sudden, everyone was a Liberal. A Liberal candidacy has become a valued commodity. Mr. Trudeau has in the past taken the position that, assuming […]

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Spring

Posted: February 8, 2018 at 9:04 am   /   Columnists

February. I’m not much of an out-of-doors person in the winter. I used to be, but by the time I hit the teen years of my life having winter fun was so grotty. Show me a 1960s teenager who wanted to cover up their mod-fashions with a bulky overcoat and a pair of galoshes and […]

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When all is said and done

Posted: February 1, 2018 at 8:51 am   /   Columnists

I was going to write about grammar this week. And then Roger Federer won the Australian Open men’s singles title for the sixth time to bring his tally of Grand Slam titles to an even 20, a feat which deserves recognition. So I decided to combine the two. What am I after on the grammar […]

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A strong foundation

Posted: February 1, 2018 at 8:49 am   /   Columnists

So, here’s one for all of the manufacturers of foundation garments. Why do you make it so freaking difficult to buy a brassiere? Who knew that the world of brassieres would be a world of planned obsolescence? I no sooner purchase the bra of my dreams and “sproing” it’s off the shelf, no longer available. […]

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Super Bowl 52

Posted: January 25, 2018 at 9:33 am   /   Columnists

The dust has settled. It is the Monday morning after the American Football Conference Championships. The upstart Jacksonville Jaguars fell just short in their attempt to conquer the New England Patriots. What were they thinking? Even after “Gronk” was banished to the sidelines in the first half, the Patriots found a way, as they always […]

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Warming up to Costco

Posted: January 25, 2018 at 9:12 am   /   Columnists

I have never warmed up to Costco. The warehouse shopping experience intimidates me, and the crush of humanity gets on my nerves. That’s particularly true when it comes to negotiating the parking lot: it seems as though about every fourth vehicle is driven by an undercover operative assigned to drive up business for an auto […]

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#MeToo redux

Posted: January 25, 2018 at 9:04 am   /   Columnists

Recently the big, media question has been, “When does all of this #MeToo stuff stop.” My knee-jerk reaction was it could stop anytime in the next 10 minutes because #MeToo has all but taken over the news. And before I could open my yap to say as much, I decided to let the question simmer […]

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Eagles basketball, once again

Posted: January 19, 2018 at 9:07 am   /   Columnists

The Florida Gulf Coast University men’s basketball team won its fourth consecutive basketball game last week. They have a perfect 3-0 record in their Atlantic Sun Conference. Prior to conference play, their record was 11- 8. The Eagles dominated from start to finish, as they easily defeated the team from the University of South Carolina, […]

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The art of the deal

Posted: January 18, 2018 at 9:13 am   /   Columnists

Why doesn’t Donald Trump just quit? The president who didn’t want the job and didn’t expect to get it is busy making a shambles of the presidency (while cementing his own reputation). Reportedly, and understandably, he isn’t a very happy camper. Most people would settle for a wafer-thin pretext for quitting. “My wife is threatening […]

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