Opinions with an Accent

And his heart grew three sizes that day

I have never wanted to ruin Christmas, steal children’s presents, and generally be a meanie. I am not the Grinch. I am an anti-social, grump who prefers the company of books and the internet to real people. I find it easier to relate to inanimate objects than I do to …

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EESA Open House

Shooting guns isn’t for everyone. There is a section of deer hunting, beer swilling, county music listening, redneck guys who shoot. No one else shoots. In so many ways, wrong! I attended the first day of the two day open house at the East Elgin Sportsman Association on Saturday and …

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Tattoo you

It seems that more and more people are getting tattoos, or is it that they are just more visible now? I have two tattoos ‘at present’, the ‘at present’ is a key phrase that I will explain later. I have a small Welsh dragon on the back of my shoulder …

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Superstition and Personification

Off the bat I have to state that I am a fairly normal 41 yr old who doesn’t hold any particular religious beliefs. I have come to learn that Karma, isn’t actually a bitch, works and should be respected. This doesn’t stop me from believing such things as my car …

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What is your time worth?

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day. Fritter and waste the hours in an off hand way. Lyrics to Pink Floyd‘s classic tune, Time. We probably all fritter away too many hours with something unproductive. Watching Survivor, playing Farmville on Facebook, things that take up our time …

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Too young or not old enough?

The generation in which I grew up in didn’t have the internet, the CD was only introduce once I was in my teens and my parents where the gatekeepers who attempted to keep from both from harm, and the bad influence of swear words. They didn’t always succeed. Movies back …

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Gas Prices and Reality

With gas prices getting higher than a student on March break people are complaining more and more about being gouged by the big oil companies and the government. It is understandable that some people are taking this stance but is this the right one to take and is this really …

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Your favourite books

You may have noticed on Facebook that some people have been posting a survey of a hundred books that someone or other believe everyone should read before they die. It lists old classics as well as more modern books. I have read a few but not a lot. I tend …

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What has 108 dresses and a big heart?

Katie Davidson, that’s who! Katie, a student at Parkside Institute organized a dress drive, a collection of dresses, for the Princess Project. Not only did Katie organize the drive within her own school, but she convinced three other schools to join in. Together they gathered 108 dresses that will go …

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Make your own retro Star Wars T-Shirts

Do you remember those heady days of the late 70s and early 80s, when Star Wars fever was at its highest and everyone either wore, ate, slept on, or played with something that was Star Wars related? I have a confession to make. I had the Empire Strikes Back wallpaper …

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May the 4th be with you

  Why are the following dates significant? May 25, 1977, May 21, 1980, May 25, 1983, May 19, 1999, May 16, 2002, May 19, 2005. There are the release dates of Star Wars – A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Attack of …

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Feed more Seymour

What is RSS? RSS is a technology that is being used by millions of web users around the world to keep track of their favorite websites. In the ‘old days’ of the web to keep track of updates on a website you had to ‘bookmark’ websites in your browser and …

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Writing it all off

A long time ago, before the cell phones, before the internet, before 24 hour news channels, and before the explosion of channels on television period, people received their news, sports scores, articles, and even fashion tips and cooking recipes from newspapers. Black and white, smudged ink covered papers that got …

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Up where we belong

In 1982, the first operational space shuttle was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In all six shuttles were built, with the first fittingly names Enterprise. She was followed by Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis and Endeavor. All of which were majestic both in launch and landing. Countless millions …

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I’m getting married in the morning

Well I am not, but a couple in jolly ole blighty are. Perhaps you have heard of them? Kate and William? Nah, I don’t know them either but apparently the world, including Canada, has gone completely nuts of this wedding, which based upon the last few royal weddings seems to …

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I'm getting married in the morning

Well I am not, but a couple in jolly ole blighty are. Perhaps you have heard of them? Kate and William? Nah, I don’t know them either but apparently the world, including Canada, has gone completely nuts of this wedding, which based upon the last few royal weddings seems to …

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Politics and Prose

Yes, I did steal that title from a book store in Washington, D.C., thanks to Mr Tony. Allow me to first state that I do not have a horse in this current race, not being a Canadian Citizen yet. Yes, I am an immigrant, one of those no good, job …

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Too shy shy

To set the scene, it’s a dark and smokey room. There are maybe twelve, fourteen chairs arranged in a circle, looking towards the middle. Five of them are taken as I walk in, avoiding inquiring glances as I choose the chair with the most empty spaces around me. Three more …

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Radio Ga-Ga

The internet can be blamed for the demise of the newspaper, some say the music business as well although that is a volatile topic. It has revolutionized shopping, brought millions of people together, and reduced the size of the world to a small screen in front of your face. The …

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