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  • And furthermore, you idiot

    I don't often get nasty phone calls or e-mails. My readers are as polite as they are discerning. A more genteel group is difficult to imagine. I ...

  • Called into service

    Poor Daughter Number Three! Daughter Number Three had a rather difficult Sunday morning last week. She was home for the Christmas holidays, of ...

  • The arse is gone right out of er

    We are about to leave the relative security of 2008. And about to enter what will be a desolate end to this decade. The arse has indeed gone ...

  • Its an interesting study.

    To understand the Christmas traditions in this far-off place we need to know a little about the country and the people. Older Slamanovia is by ...

  • Kicking a dead arse

    Congratulations Canada! We have finally adopted the U.S. political system. We have, for all intents and purposes, changed from a three-party ...

  • Fire and ice

    Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favour fire. Robert Frost's musings ...

  • Being lazy has many meanings

    "Sleep, the poor man's wealth." - Sir Philip Sidney My maternal grandmother probably had it right. When I was about 11 or so, and had ...

  • Serendipity

    I hope you read Downhome magazine. It isn't that Ron Young needs the money. Far as I know he's doing quite well. One reason you should read ...

  • Basic strategy

    The world is getting curiouser and curiouser. The reasons I say that are obvious to any observer of the current parade of the ridiculous, the ...

  • Trial of the millennium

    It has finally happened. A Nebraska Senator has sued God for acts of terrorism against the inhabitants of the Earth. When I say sued, I mean ...