Monthly Archives

January 2005

  • Misc

    Iraqi elections are over. How can you not be impressed by people lining up to vote in the face of death threats! Yeah for democracy! Since Bush was elected, the Iraqi people are more…

  • Wants and needs

    I want to live in a country where I don’t have to wear rubber things on my shoes, and where I have to explain things like slush and wind chill. So after last night’s…

  • Yesterday I had a…..

    Yesterday I had a great lunch at sunny Juniper Kitchen and Wine Bar on Wellington Street in Westboro. It was a relaxed client lunch with Anne from Health Canada. Over a Parmesan crusted portabello…

  • Tuesday Links: Books, ball bearings, blog

    There’s Hope in the air this morning, that is, if “hope” implies an end to suffering. The sun is brilliant, and it’s only -20C. Freakin’ balmy. Meanwhile, in Mauritius today it’s 28C (above zero)…

  • Simple Solutions

    I’ve ranted about this here before, so I’ll keep this short: This time of year it’s easy to get frustrated by things, like cold feet, cracked knuckles, imminent environmental collapse. Last month I went…

  • Monday Tips for a Happier Life.

    Don’t try to shake the V8 after you open it. Deep breathing in meetings makes people suspicious. Avoid contact with small animals on cold outdoor rinks.…

  • Sacrifice

    It’s still cold in Ottawa. But you already knew that. In other news, Suzy is using a Swiffer wet jet behind me. That guy got rich. I wish I’d been in the room to…

  • 2dobeforeidie

    Here’s a challenge: What’s the One thing you absolutely have to do before you die? It’s easy to pick the obvious things, like “see the Pyramids” or “have a family.” But what do you…