Archive for August 2011

New NDP interim leader Nycole Turmel’s Bloc past shouldn’t matter .. but in real world of Canada right now it probably does?

Aug 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: In Brief

If Canada already were the country of the future it could be — and should eventually become — the news that federal NDP interim leader Nycole Turmel was until  recently also a member of the Bloc Québécois (and is apparently still on the books of the vaguely sovereigntist provincial party, Québec Solidaire) would not be […]

The greatest Blue Jay .. and the Paris Hilton of Puerto Rico

Aug 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Sporting Life

If you were among the tens (or even hundreds?) of thousands (or even millions?) who watched the strangely moving ceremony in which new Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Roberto Alomar’s Toronto Blue Jays’ number 12 was officially retired, on the sunny early afternoon of Sunday, July 31, 2011, you may share a certain puzzlement among […]