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It’s hard to move forward when your knee is jerking

Just over a week ago, Deb and I booked accommodations for our New York City trip in August. We did extensive research (“Which listing comes up first in Airbnb?”) and put down our deposit. A few days later, U.S. President … Continue reading

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Spook-ular values: A Halloween parable

It started with a body on a bus. This was followed by a second body on a bus. The interval between the discoveries was so brief that it felt like it couldn’t be a coincidence, though it proved to be … Continue reading

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Townshipslaining the PM

Oh, hi there, Prime Minister Trudeau, or as we say here in the Townships, “hi there.” You see, Justin (may I call you Justin? I think I may), the Eastern Townships is a pretty easygoing place when it comes to … Continue reading

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Closing speech of the Rossican National Convention

Thank you, everyone, thank you. Thank you for that kind ovation, not to mention the spontaneous singing of the national anthem. That it was the national anthem of Uruguay was a bit of a surprise, but stirring nonetheless. This evening, … Continue reading

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Strunk and White and Trump: The Elements of the Style

Choose a suitable design and hold to it. A basic structural design underlies every kind of writing, and this is so clearly obvious it’s a joke. The writer will in part follow this design, in part deviate from it, according … Continue reading

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