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    11/11/18

    Blog | Saturday, 11 Nov 2006
    My grandfather translated the Armistice on 11/11/11. A young American Naval officer from South Carolina, he spoke perfect French and was useful as an aide to the negotiating team. He emerged...

    F.O.B.

    Blog | Thursday, 09 Nov 2006
    When Bill Clinton became President (or maybe even earlier), his staff got in the habit of identifying people as "F.O.B." for "Friends of Bill." This designation is quite different from V.I.P., as...

    "The Wave"

    Blog | Tuesday, 07 Nov 2006
    I could be referencing the pub/restaurant at Western where we gathered, faculty and students last night, to discuss electoral politics and how and why I could win on November 27th.... Or we could, as...

    "Please to remember the 5th of November ..."

    Blog | Sunday, 05 Nov 2006
    I grew up with Guy Fawkes Day, November 5th of every year, observed with friends and neighbours gathered round a bonfire with the poor benighted effigy of Guy Fawkes atop the blaze. Guy Fawkes was...

    Stump Speech

    Blog | Friday, 03 Nov 2006
    Yesterday it was right off the train and (after a brief stop to off-load luggage) to the Returning Officer to fill out the final forms and be an official candidate in London North Centre. I got there...

    Running ...

    Blog | Wednesday, 01 Nov 2006
    I am now on the train to London having packed up a lot more than for the usual trip. With luck, I'll be there a long time! One of the most noticeable changes about my life at Sierra Club of Canada...

    Balancing Green Party and Church....

    Blog | Monday, 30 Oct 2006
    On Friday, I had to head back to Ottawa for the first face to face meeting of the newly elected federal Council since the August convention. Even there, we were not all together as some of the...

    London North Centre race shaping up....

    Blog | Thursday, 26 Oct 2006
    I had a wonderful day, getting on the 6 AM train from Ottawa en route to London, via Toronto. The sun was shining (although not for the first hour and a bit of the trip before sunrise!), the fall...

    Off to the races ...

    Blog | Tuesday, 24 Oct 2006
    I had a great weekend. My nephew married to the beautiful young woman who has been his girlfriend since university days. Her family is form Ottawa, and they both live here now so the wedding was here...

    How could it be worse than we thought?

    Blog | Thursday, 19 Oct 2006
    Reflections on the Harper Government "Clean Air Act" In an underwhelming announcement, after months of hype, we finally read the legislative amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act....