Monthly Archives: July 2016

WHY THE FRASER INSTITUTE LIKES PRIVATE SCHOOLS

In the previous post (FRASER INSITUTE SAYS PRIVATE SCHOOLS ARE OK), I pointed out how we were told repeatedly that any notions we might have of private schools as expensive and elite were uninformed, misguided, and incorrect. Furthermore, private schools … Continue reading

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FRASER INSTITUTE SAYS PRIVATE SCHOOLS ARE OK

The Fraser Institute has released a study (A Diverse Landscape: Independent Schools in Canada, June 29, 2016) The study informs us that private—they prefer independent—schools are really just for regular folks who happen to think their kids should not mingle … Continue reading

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ME, MYSELF, AND I

Have you noticed how some people avoid using the word “me”? I guess they were told in childhood that it is impolite to refer to oneself in the first person objective case. As in “gimme, gimme, never gets”? As an … Continue reading

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CANADA’S HEROES, SUNG AND UNSUNG

Canadian news media were full of prideful announcements when Milos Roanic defeated Roger Federer “in a breakthrough semifinal performance that will be remembered as a watershed moment in Canadian tennis.” It is notable that Federer, known as “the Swiss superstar,” … Continue reading

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SPORTS, ARTS, LIFE AND IMPENDING DEATH

I was hearing this morning that sports teams have the possibility of covering uniforms and jerseys with advertising. The National Basketball League appears to be the first to adopt this practice, thinking it’s a good idea that will generate around … Continue reading

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