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26
Nov
Hutch’s ongoing  sensitivity training

Hutch’s ongoing sensitivity training

I can’t wait! I’m heading over to Halifax’s first ever “unity” event. To show how serious I am about checking my privilige and becoming inclusive to all others not like me, I’m giving up a Saturday afternoon to bathe in the warm glow of acceptance emitted by a bunch of 20-something university students.

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26
Nov
Dale Madill was in the thick of it

Dale Madill was in the thick of it

And so we say farewell to Dale Madill at the age of 56. I don’t like that age 56 business.
Dale died (people don’t “pass away” in Frankland) at his home in Lewis Lake, down around Tantallon way, on Nov. 19 after years of suffering a congenital thingy which ensured his heart wasn’t able to take on too much stress.
Don’t know exactly what to say about Dale.

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26
Nov
Remembering Brownlow Brother Patrick

Remembering Brownlow Brother Patrick

On November 19 I rejoiced at the birth of my second great grandchild. My first granddaughter Rebecca and her wonderful husband Graham brought this bundle of joy into the world.
The very next day I lost a friend, and the day after that I celebrated my 79th birthday. I guess you could call that the circle of life.

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12
Nov
Kevin Spacey’s Halifax sexcapades

Kevin Spacey’s Halifax sexcapades

Before Kevin Spacey was poisonous. Before studios, directors, publicists and agents ran away from him like scalded cats.
As I write this, that was 11 days ago.

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12
Nov
Social justice wimmin warriors don’t want stinking minimum wage hike

Social justice wimmin warriors don’t want stinking minimum wage hike

You know you’re at a rally for social justice and not, say, a professional wrestling match by how participants in the proceeding are introduced.
Masuma Khan isn’t brought on with chatter about her height and weight. That wouldn’t go down well at all, actually.
But there are certain things that play very well in front of a social justice rally crowd.

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