A collection of words that caught my attention. Some are serious; some are bemusing; all are worthy of consideration.
This is a video of an interview conducted in England with a consultant who worked for British Columbia when the Campbell government was awarding information technology contracts. His work was much admired by BC Liberals because it fit their style of conducting public business.
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All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten. …simple instructions for a good life, all worth remembering.
Now that Ted Cruz has dropped from the race, it is time to consider the Presidential candidate suggested in 2012 by one important American media outlet. The Onion After Obama Victory, Shrieking White-Hot […]
“America in the 1950s made the rich pay their fair share; it gave workers the power to bargain for decent wages and benefits; yet contrary to right-wing propaganda then and now, it […]
In moments of honesty, we older folks will admit the cars of our youth are better in memory than they were in reality. I knew a man who lovingly restored an early […]
From December 2011, when I first noticed the British star: I may be late but 2011 was the year I discovered brilliant young English singer-songwriter Adele Laurie Blue Adkins. Salon.com calls her […]
I enjoy Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe, a BBC Two satirical program now in a third series. BBC TV is not readily available in North America without use of a proxy server but […]
I had planned today to relate a story from a few years back, about what might have been rockets passing just beneath the helicopter I rode on a harrowing flight into Victoria’s […]
Through the magic of search engines, this item, first published August 2012, draws regular attention from readers. Mitchell is talking about Britain but similar rules for moneyed immigrants apply in many nations, […]
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Vancouver firm promises to build home in Third World for every local condo sold, The Province, Feb 2014 “Two Vancouver businessmen have started a real-estate gifting program with the lofty aspiration of […]
Christy Clark announced today that British Columbia is terminating coal exports and ending negotiations to provide free land, power, natural gas feedstock, shipping facilities and other capital and operating supports demanded by […]
Mother Jones asks, Is Your Team’s Owner a Major League Asshole? Tim Murphy, Ian Gordon, Tasneem Raja, and Sarah Zhang provide information to help us judge. Here are a few examples: Houston […]
I’m a regular online listener to BBC News Quiz, a panel show created by John Lloyd 36 years ago. It has been hosted by Danish/British author and presenter Sandi Toksvig since 2006. […]
I’s bin livin my life wrong for three score and more years. I shoulda listened to that fire and brimstone Baptist preacher when I was a kid in East Vancouver. Instead Bobby […]
From the forum at Urban Diner, a Vancouver-based online magazine for food and restaurant lovers around British Columbia. By Publisher Paul Kamon: “We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine […]
People using the Internet are familiar with scam, spam and phishing. For me, it seems to have accelerated in the last 2 weeks. Apparently, I’m a rich, respected person, even among people […]