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Creepy crepey

The late Nora Ephron felt bad about her neck – she even wrote a book about it. I totally forgot about mine until it was too late. It happened overnight. When I was 53 I woke up one morning, looked in the mirror and was shocked to discover that my formerly long, lean neck now resembled a slouching sports sock. For years I had been…

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Dear John:

John Doyle’s column in the arts section of The Globe and Mail (www.jdoyle@globeandmail.com) is always interesting because he reviews television and I like television – at least some of it. And I love John because his tastes seem to align with my own so obviously we’re both very clever and perceptive people. Today’s column (Tuesday, September 10, 2013) particularly struck a chord because he mentioned…

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How sweet it is

Listen, Timmie . . . Tim Horton’s seems to be ignoring my suggestions that they start carrying that “only in Canada” gourmet taste sensation known as the butter tart. I was able to join Timmie’s club a few years ago when they began offering “steeped tea”. As a non-coffee drinker I felt left out and found the teabag dunked in a cup of hot water…

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Those were the days, my friend . . .

Looking Back . . . When I strolled around the CNE on the last day on Labour Day weekend, I couldn’t help reminiscing about the time I worked there as a sweet young Boomerbroad in the summer of 1969. I was working for Bell Canada at the time and in those days (before everyone was jaded by Canada’s Wonderland) the annual CNE was a big…

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The real value of eduction

Max Blouw, Chair of the Council of Ontario Universities and president of Wilfrid Laurier University said it better than I ever could on the op-ed page of  Globe and Mail on Tuesday, September 3rd. (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/universities-should-educate-employers-should-train/article14078938/)”Universities educate, employers train.