Category Archives: paranoia

Growing Old: The Hearing Test

What a drag it is… I finally gave in, after years of Susan nagging me, and had my hearing tested. Anyone who knows me knows that I sometimes have to ask them to repeat themselves. My wife is tired of … Continue reading

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ACUIA: the Foreign Exchange Caper

Association of Credit Union Internal Auditors When I was the Internal Auditor/Accounting Supervisor of the North Shore Credit Union, I was a member of a group of Internal Auditors. This was in the first half of the 1980’s . We … Continue reading

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Canada’s Infrastructure: ^ Construction

  Last Wednesday, we set out from our home in Ontario and travelled all the way to Fredericton, New Brunswick to attend the funeral of Susan’s Aunt Freda. I knew there were roadworks on Highway 400, and probably that there … Continue reading

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First Ladies of the 20th and 21st Century

  It struck me the other day that these two women exemplify what one could call ‘classy’. And the affection felt by the public for each of them is across the board. It must be the pearls.

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And Isn’t it True?

Perry Mason: The truth will out… X-Files: The truth is out there.

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Is Smiley (Somewhat) Based on Intrepid?

When asked who he based George Smiley‘s character on, John le CarrĂ© states that he is an amalgam of several people. And for a long time, I accepted that response on face value. Now I’m beginning to wonder…

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Our Car: the “Limey”

Green Ford Fiesta You cannot miss our car: it’s the lime green one in the picture above. We’ve had it for almost seven years. Last night I dreamed that the “Limey” (my Brit name for it) went missing after parking … Continue reading

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