Archive for January, 2012

Who is Emma Teitel?

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

The departure of Andrew Coyne from Maclean’s no doubt rippled through the magazine’s subscribers, although to the time-challenged adults in this household, it took some weeks to even register. Meanwhile, I’d noticed opinion pieces by Emma Teitel appearing near the front of the magazine. One on the Occupy Movement, was interesting enough, despite being weighed [...]

Language adversity

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

“What you’re seeing is that the Romney campaign is too risk adverse”. – Bill O’Reilly on The Factor ¬†Well, yeah, the Romney campaign is definitely too something, or maybe not enough of something else. Approaching a crucial juncture tonight in the form of the last candidates’ debate before the Florida primary, the former Massachusetts governor [...]

Tribute to Liberty

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

We don’t as a rule write about our charitable donations here, but readers may want to know more about the very worthwhile charity, Tribute to Liberty. Its aim is to build a monument to the victims of Communism in Ottawa. The charity has made significant progress, as you can read here, but still needs a [...]

Qualified qualification

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

“Mohawk woman poised to become ‘first’ aboriginal saint” – Canadian Press story reported on CTV website This recent headline described the prospective canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha, the 17th century Mohawk active in the community of Kahnawake, near Montreal.¬† Interesting story. Unfortunately, it appears that the Canadian Press or perhaps the CTV headline scribe, couldn’t help [...]