The first law of holes, which has been around for over 100 years, is often attributed to UK Labour leader Denis Healey who popularized it in the 1980s: Now, I see that Toronto Sun columnist Lorrie Goldstein has resurrected it after Professor Amir Attaran made a series of post on social media ... ... followed by … Continue reading The First Law of Holes
... to all my friends, colleagues and readers in the United States of America and, especially, to American servicemen and women serving their country at home and abroad.
OK, OK, we call it "Canada Day" and "Fête du Canada" now, but until 1982, in other words, for more than half of my life ~ the first, formative half ~ it was Dominion Day and it celebrated the day, July 1st, 1867, when, by an act of the British Parliament in London, the self-governing … Continue reading Dominion Day
A few days ago I quoted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore who, in his opening address to the Shangri-la 2019 Dialogue,* which is (self) described by the International Institute of Strategic Studies as “Asia's premier defence summit … [which] … has built confidence and fostered practical security cooperation, by facilitating easy communication and … Continue reading Cold War 2.0 (2)
... Happy Birthday to me:
It was 75 years ago, in the morning, that Canadian soldiers of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, supported by other Canadians in warships and in aircraft, landed at Juno Beach, in Normandy. The initial assault was carried out by: The 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade, comprised of ~ Regina Rifles at Courseulles (Nan Green beach), Royal … Continue reading 75 years
... the day that only Canadians understand: Queen Victoria was mighty important ... not everyone gets an era named after them ... well, Kings George (I through IV) and King Edward VII did, too and so did Queen Elizabeth I, but the other 60+ monarchs over the past 1,500 years are largely forgotten ... we … Continue reading It’s that day, again …