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Darts and Laurels

First, cheers to the cashier at the Sobey’s at Queensway east of Park Lawn, who this morning was spreading joy to her customers with a winning smile and a little conversation. Awesome! On the other hand there was the clerk at the gas station at… Read More

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Checking in

This space has been bare for a few days, an unusual condition – but for those who look forward to these posts I haven’t gone anywhere. I had some kind of stomach bug – I think it’s something going around because Tuffy P had similar… Read More

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Is this a thing?

On each of the past 4 days, while out walking the Partners, I’ve seen bicyclists (4 different ones) riding no hands while texting, paying no attention at all to what is in front of them. I have little doubt these folks will find themselves in… Read More

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Polka King strikes it rich

Every now and then good things happen to polka accordion players. I heard on the radio this morning that 81 year old Walter Ostanek, known as Canada’s Polka King, has won a million Canadianos in the London Dream Lottery, a hospital fundraiser. He’s still playing… Read More

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Two kinds of games

Today in my travels I passed a large television screen tuned into soccer or futebol or whatever you like to call it. They were interviewing an expert who was explaining the finer points of the game. He said there are two kinds of games –… Read More

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Canadian Tire Money

A couple weeks ago I was in my local Canadian Tire buying this and that, and when I checked out, they didn’t give me any Canadian Tire Money. Instead, the cashier suggested I sign up for a loyalty card, so I could earn electronic points.… Read More