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19
Sep
Remembering the Clairtone saga

Remembering the Clairtone saga

Even Sinatra Listens To Sinatra On One. That was ad copy for high end stereo systems produced by the Clairtone Sound Corporation, which rose and fell in Stellarton during the 1960s.
It was a conspicuous example of Robert Stanfield’s efforts, through Industrial Estates Limited, to bring modern high tech manufacturing to Nova Scotia.

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22
Aug
One election, two candidates from hell

One election, two candidates from hell

I am of course a columnist. I have had a background in speechwriting. So it might be a natural career progression for me to become a political consultant/strategist.
How would I direct campaigns for The Donald or Hillary? Each of them would, I think, be candidates from hell: unable to take advice I might offer them or execute whatever strategy I might devise for them.

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08
Aug
Did they really say that?

Did they really say that?

The internet gives people unprecedented tools to check out factual information or quotes. Yet fake, questionable or untraceable quotes still abound on social media. Here are some recent examples.

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25
Jul
Tolls to nowhere...

Tolls to nowhere...

Political folklore is replete with stores of bridges to nowhere as acts of political patronage.

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11
Jul
History as we remember it...

History as we remember it...

1066 and All That is the famous spoof satirical history of England, written in 1930 by W.C. Sellar and R.J. Yeatman, enshrining the triumphalist, Imperialist, Whiggish, chauvinist history of Britain as remembered by Hyde Park tub thumpers, and club/pub bores in the Home Counties.

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