Northern Reflections: No Time For Complacency

Tomorrow, we enter our 150th year. In 1867, John A.Macdonald’s dream seemed like a shot in the dark against Manifest Destiny.  We’ve flirted with failure, but we’ve managed to survive in North America’s Attic. And we’ve survived because we’ve refused to become complacent. Now that 150 is just around the corner, Peter MacLeod writes, we ...

Trashy's World: 2014 is the Chinese year of the horse. Does this mean I should blow a bundle at the track?

I don’t often “recycle” posts. Yes, I am lazy, but what’s the point of a blog if you just re-post old stuff? But I thought that I’d dig up last years “Resolutions” post to see how I made out and to add any new stuff. Turns out it was a bit (OK, a lot) of ...

Political Eh-conomy: Solving Christmas conundrums with New Year’s resolutions

I know I promised to not post until the New Year. Clearly the holidays have gotten the better of me. This, however, will be a short reflection and at once a New Year’s resolution. Christmas is a time of large get-togethers for my family and this year was no different.  We feasted late into the ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Happy New Year’s!

Happy New Years all! And thanks to The Cartoon Blog for the cartoon. Alltop is always new and funny.

Song of the Watermelon: Three New Year’s Resolutions for Canada

I have never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions. The practice always struck me as little more than an excuse to put off self-improvement until next year. But now, with year’s end upon us, and solutions nowhere in sight for the host of problems that we face as a country and as a world, ...