When O Canada began playing and members in the small audience jumped to their feet in a fine exhibition of situational patriotism, the honoured guests on stage at the front of the garden shed-sized auditorium didn’t quite know what to do with themselves. It seemed nothing had prepared them for such a moment of grandeur, the playing of the Canadian national anthem.
Our children spend 13 years in the Nova Scotia public education system. They are pushed through. They graduate after all those years of daycare not knowing how to add two & two, and the only two words in the English language they can readily deploy are “like, awesome.” No matter. Our kids are used to getting what they want. They feel entitled.
As civilization, suddenly and solidly, now moves into its post-sanity, post-rational period, we would each do well as charter members of what’s left of civilization to take the time to reflect on the small ironies of life.
Like longtime Sydney lawyer Robert Sampson, 106.
Nova Scotia teachers are talking strike, and nobody, not even the teachers themselves know what they want. Other than they agree money is a key component of their dissatisfaction.
By Cliff Boutilier
I see where a new cast of characters is set to take to their marks at Cape Breton’s longest running comedy show, The Cape Breton Regional Municipal Council Gong Show.
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