Archive for the ‘Profit’ Category

Posting New Articles

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

To our readers, apologies for the very long drought in posting by either of us — we haven’t even posted published articles, shame on us. We will now resume posting articles published in the print media, starting with catching up on the backlog of MrK’s Investment Executive articles. There will also be items coming from [...]

Parisian postcard, 2013

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Those of you contemplating a trip to the City of Light ™ may benefit from these few words. My family and I spent eight days there last month and have a few experiences worth sharing. All indications are that Paris, as a tourist destination, is more popular than ever. This suggests that people are weighing [...]

Investment Executive articles

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

I’ve been horrifically remiss, not merely in writing new blog posts, but even in posting published print articles. I’m continuing to write regular columns in the Investment Executive newspaper. Starting with my most recent column, posted today under Latest Article above, I’ll post my most recent eight or so columns, working backwards, about once a [...]

CBC April Fools?

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

While vacationing in the Lower 48, I’ve made the mistake of occasionally tuning into CBC Radio One on the internet.  Nostalgia? Home-sickness? Stupidity? So it was that the morning newscast yesterday led off with a story on hydraulic fracking. No surprise, I guess, if it was to recount the latest controversy surrounding this petroleum recovery [...]

“It” is out

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

There are varied opinions about the Globe and Mail.  One school of thought, likely favoured by the broadsheet itself, suggests it’s the national paper of record. Another view is that it is aimed at Toronto stockbrokers of a certain lifestyle. An article in yesterday’s Globe tends to support the latter interpretation, in fact it suggests [...]

Bag-ism in Halifax

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Rather than just me being an antediluvian knuckle-dragger, apparently there is at least one other who has not internalized the environmental imperatives of the 21st century. This individual, for obvious reasons, requests anonymity. But he is willing to share his sordid experience with us. Naturally, DrJandMrK disavows any opinions reflected in this account. It is [...]

Golden years?

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Anyone born after 1960 has their own views about following the Baby Boomers through their self-obsessed, self-declared “journey”. The pervasiveness of their music, fashion and politics has been much documented. Some of us have been following this from their real adolescence, through a second adolescence to, I guess, the inevitable second childhood. Nowhere is this [...]

Pacioretty suspension justified

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Many Habs fans will be crying in indignation tonight at the news that their young power forward, Max Pacioretty, has been suspended for three games. NHL official Brendan Shanahan levied the punishment for his mid-ice hit on Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang Saturday night. Those readers aware of my own allegiances will wonder when the other shoe [...]

Now Yoda, what next?

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

There’s a recent entertainment story relating how Star Wars‘ Yoda will be replaced with a computer-generated (CGI) image in the new Blu-ray release. This made me think about a related subject that’s been bugging me for a while now: when will the next Marx Brothers movie come out? No, seriously. The technology is rapidly advancing and, [...]

Striking unions

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

We trust that readers have received all the mail they think was delayed by the Canada Post strike. There was a strike wasn’t there? Lingering holidays have delayed me posting some interesting comments on public sector unions by friend-of-the-blog Rick B. Rick was a CAW shop steward and later a manager for a large multi-national, with [...]