Category Archives: Portraits

My Ville Marie – Now and Then

When I was a boy  growing up in Beaconsfield,  the West Island of Montreal was considered the bastion of privilege, the affluent enclave of the anglo, les maîtres chez nous! How things change … Story by By Sue Montgomery, Photo … Continue reading

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Je Me Souvien

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Hey Dad! Thank Your Buddies For Me, Will Ya

(Remembrance Day XCIV, 2013) My father joined the Navy in ’43, at the age of 17. His part in the war was as a torpedo-man on a Canadian Corvette, the HMCS Midland, a convoy escort ship on the Atlantic  “triangle … Continue reading

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Koch Bros Reboot of Back To The Future – 2 Thumbs Down

If you’ve been following politics at all on either side of the 49th parallel, you’ve probably heard of the infamous and somewhat slightly demonic Koch brothers who have been funnelling torrents of their apparently unlimited wealth into creating a time … Continue reading

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World’s Richest Woman Says Stop Drinking, Smoking, If You Want To Be A Millionaire (Updated)

Here’s some advice from Gina Rinehart, the world’s richest woman. “There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire.  If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself — … Continue reading

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With No Direction Home

“My story ends here. It is a fairly trivial story, and I can only hope that it has been interesting in the same way as a trivial diary is interesting. … At present I do not feel I have seen … Continue reading

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“No one is so generous as he who has nothing to give.” – French Proverb

This one is worth re-posting in it’s entirety.  Don’t forget to visit the Homeless Cowboy (or check his RSS feed in my sidebar) when you get a chance. Δρακακισ Sunday, March 20, 2011 Will Wonders Never Cease Homeless man finds, … Continue reading

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