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The ammoniac stench of root attack

June 28, 2012

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This week with the passing of famed writer and cultural influentialista, Nora Ephron, I realized that here was another person gone before I had the wits or consciousness to explore in real time.  O Captain, My Captain: such was the case with Hunter S. Thompson, Mitch Hedberg, Biggie Smalls and Socrates.  So, I sat yesterday, […]

A Class, At Last!

June 20, 2012

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A few days ago, my sister, while burping her baby, casually mentioned over her shoulder that I should read Ellen Roseman.  This writer for the Toronto Star has long established herself as a consumer-protection advocate as well as a promoter of Financial Literacy.  Incidentally, Ms. Roseman was holding a “Financial Literacy Workshop” that I ended […]

A Future of Craplessness

June 12, 2012

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This past week, I introduced my parents to the idea of unloading stuff on Craigslist.  That, and Kijiji are sites akin to a never-ending tour of a 1970s basement full of kitsch suspended in the netherlimbo of unwantedness and wantedness.  It is fascinating!  And it was an immediate high: we managed to sell a foosball […]