Category Archives: history

Get Out of Jail, Free Card?

College Admissions Scandal Imagine, if you will, a world in which everyone is treated the same. Now, open your eyes and look around you: that world is not here on planet Earth! This latest distraction from the States is a … Continue reading

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Hockey: “The Big M” Shoots, He Scores!

Frank Mahovlich When I started watching the NHL in 1958, Frank Mahovlich was already a big deal. A big, rangy skater, he scored a lot of goals and helped the Toronto Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cup wins. If I … Continue reading

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Hockey: a Canadian Coffee Legend

Tim Hortons If you live elsewhere, you may or may not recognize this brand of coffee. In Canada, we refer to it as a cup of “Timmies”. Did you know that an NHL hockey player started the company carrying his … Continue reading

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Hockey: Taken Seriously Here in Canada

The Richard Riot of March 17, 1955 I started watching the National Hockey League games in 1958, so I wouldn’t have directly known about this ‘uprising’ at the Montreal Forum. But I was well aware of who Maurice Richard was: … Continue reading

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Public Opinion: Without Prejudice?

College Admissions Bribery Scandal I waited a few days before adding my two cents’ worth, but this latest distraction from the United States has become a witch hunt of a different sort. So far 50 people have been indicted in … Continue reading

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The Ides of March: History Repeats Itself?

Trump as Emperor Sometimes, things just fall into place: today being the Ides of March, the anniversary of the day Julius Caesar as assassinated in Rome in 44 BC brought the image of Trump as Caesar to my mind. I … Continue reading

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Account Reconciliation as a Symbol

Creating Harmony It came up as a dream sequence last night. In my role as bookkeeper, I was attempting to reconcile the differences between an accounting system bank balance and the bank statement. It’s something that I did thousands of … Continue reading

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