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18
Apr
Mama tried... to get me to read a book...

Mama tried... to get me to read a book...

The first thing I remember knowing
Was a lonesome whistle blowing
And a young uns dream of growing up to ride
On a freight train leaving town
Not knowing where I’m bound
No one could change my mind, but Mama tried.

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04
Apr
Transitory local thoughts...

Transitory local thoughts...

Before I get going on HLLIFLX Transit may I point out a couple of things. HLLIFLX Transit is a misnomer.

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21
Mar
Drinking panther piss & listening to a whistling white elephant

Drinking panther piss & listening to a whistling white elephant

I’m not a connoisseur, but I love wine. It doesn’t have to be vintage wine at $50 a bottle. It can be inexpensive wine from France or Italy or any of the wine growing regions in Australia, South Africa, South America or Europe. It can be red or white or even rose. And, it could be from Canada.

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07
Mar
Viola & Rosa both said enough is enough

Viola & Rosa both said enough is enough

How racist was New Glasgow, my hometown, back in Viola Desmond’s day? Well, it wasn’t just the Roseland Theatre that had rules restricting blacks.

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22
Feb
Fond memories, from one  golden throated relic to another

Fond memories, from one golden throated relic to another

I got a note the other day from Mike Duffy — yes, that Mike Duffy — telling me that a mutual friend was very sick in hospital.
That would be George McLean, former weekend anchor of The National. I love George McLean. When I was hanging my hat in Halifax with the CBC, George was in Toronto working weekends on The National while Lloyd Robertson worked weeknights.

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