Monthly Archives: April 2011

Keep Complaining. Vote Anyway.

If you’re like me, you welcomed news of our spring election with as much enthusiasm as you welcome some other signs of spring: mud, slush, puddles. Those things, at least, are free. You have a right to be unenthusiastic about … Continue reading

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The Six Seasons of Canada

Contrary to popular opinion, Canada has not four seasons but six: summer (my personal favourite), pretty autumn, ugly autumn, winter, ugly spring and pretty spring. Those of you who live here know what I mean. Pretty autumn is that lovely … Continue reading

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Dubai on Empty

A recent article in Vanity Fair has created controversy in the UAE. Apparently it’s been hand cut out of issues of the magazine in the country.   Here’s the article. It’s not hard to see why the Emiratis, and some expats, object. Would … Continue reading

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