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    Princess for a Day

    Blog | Sunday, 19 Nov 2006
    Sorry, folks, I have been too busy to write something fresh the last day or so. My 15 year old daughter wrote this blog and I thought I'd like to share it in the spot where my blog should be! It is...

    A day in a campaign... 12 days 'til Voting Day!

    Blog | Wednesday, 15 Nov 2006
    This campaign gives no margin for error. Twelve days to go. And there has still not been a single all candidates meeting. Nevertheless, I am meeting as many local citizens as possible every day....

    The World According to Garth

    Blog | Tuesday, 14 Nov 2006
    Forgive me. I am a big John Irving fan. I am also a bad punster. (thus not able to resist an allusion to the best-seller, "The World according to Garp.") And overwhelmingly, I am grateful to the...

    Of Garth and David ...

    Blog | Monday, 13 Nov 2006
    It is funny how sometimes two completely unrelated events can get linked in media speculation. Since I generally find that Canadian journalists take 2 and 2 and get 4, I wanted to post something to...

    11/11/18

    Blog | Saturday, 11 Nov 2006
    My grandfather translated the Armistice on 11/11/11. A young American Naval officer from South Carolina, he spoke perfect French and was useful as an aide to the negotiating team. He emerged...

    F.O.B.

    Blog | Thursday, 09 Nov 2006
    When Bill Clinton became President (or maybe even earlier), his staff got in the habit of identifying people as "F.O.B." for "Friends of Bill." This designation is quite different from V.I.P., as...

    "The Wave"

    Blog | Tuesday, 07 Nov 2006
    I could be referencing the pub/restaurant at Western where we gathered, faculty and students last night, to discuss electoral politics and how and why I could win on November 27th.... Or we could, as...

    "Please to remember the 5th of November ..."

    Blog | Sunday, 05 Nov 2006
    I grew up with Guy Fawkes Day, November 5th of every year, observed with friends and neighbours gathered round a bonfire with the poor benighted effigy of Guy Fawkes atop the blaze. Guy Fawkes was...

    Stump Speech

    Blog | Friday, 03 Nov 2006
    Yesterday it was right off the train and (after a brief stop to off-load luggage) to the Returning Officer to fill out the final forms and be an official candidate in London North Centre. I got there...

    Running ...

    Blog | Wednesday, 01 Nov 2006
    I am now on the train to London having packed up a lot more than for the usual trip. With luck, I'll be there a long time! One of the most noticeable changes about my life at Sierra Club of Canada...