Chronicles of Chronos: Ian Reid

April 9, 2014 by  
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Stan Persky checks the time.

On the Margaret Wente Annual Anti-University Column

March 17, 2014 by  
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This year, Margaret Wente thinks professors aren’t working enough. The underworked Stan Persky checks it out.

Crisis in Ukraine: it’s hard to tell the players, even with a scorecard, and a bunch of hyperlinks.

March 9, 2014 by  
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Stan Persky tries to sort out the strands in the Ukrainian web.

The Lady, the Cult, and the Dented Halo

March 7, 2014 by  
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Dan Gawthrop on the future of Myanmar, and its internationally renowned political figure, Aung San Suu Kyi, “The Lady.”

Orwell’s Nightmare: 75 Years Later

February 7, 2014 by  
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Seventy-five years after its publication, Stan Persky takes note of George Orwell’s “Homage to Catalonia,” and its anniversary.

Toronto after the Ice Storm: A Personal Report

December 31, 2013 by  
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Brian Fawcett, in the cold after Toronto’s ice storm, has some things to say, and some questions for the City of Toronto and its electrical ultility.

What the duck?! Redux

December 21, 2013 by  
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Stan Persky presses the TV power button to discover some dead ducks.

Pages I Have Trouble With 3: Grappa

October 5, 2013 by  
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George Bowering finds a pronoun in the wrong seat on an airliner, placed there by a writer who should know better.

David Gilmour Steps in it. Or Maybe Everyone Else Has.

September 26, 2013 by  
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Brian Fawcett doesn’t find David Gilmour’s disinterest in teaching women writers criminal. What bothers him is the hysterical response to it.

Ice Cream

September 1, 2013 by  
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Norbert Ruebsaat on the boy who didn’t like ice cream.

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