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ME, MYSELF, AND I, E.G.

My friends, here is a most extraordinarily awkward avoidance of “me”, from an announcement of an AGM delivered today via e-mail: “… receive and approve our Treasurer’s Report, receive and discuss reports from myself, our Artistic Director, and … ” Huh?

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THE DREAD OF SUMMER LEARNING LOSS

Imagine, studies show that during the summer break kids forget a whole lot of what they were taught in school. According to On Line College, scores in standardized tests are lower in the fall than they were at the end … Continue reading

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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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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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CATS I HAVE KNOWN OR THE MENSTELL MONSTER

My father hated cats. He said they were creepy, dangerous, and dirty. He even insisted that they were rodents, related to rats and other despicable creatures. This came, we were told, from an experience his mother had as a child. … Continue reading

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