Tag: essay

Gambling or Investing

Let me state for the record that I don’t gamble. I don’t play the lottery, or go to a casino, or play poker, or contribute to the office pool on this or that sporting event. Oh it isn’t through some misguided belief in the morality or anything like that. No, I don’t gamble because, I [Continue]

The Post-Polling Era

So the writ has dropped and they’ve called an election in British Columbia. As Pooh would say “Oh Bother”. Actually this will be good because it’s our first opportunity to vote in Canada. What I’m not looking forward to are the polls. Every week this or that poll will say this party or that one [Continue]

Children

Recently a friend of ours said something to my wife and I: “You two are such nice people. It’s really surprising. Most of the people we know that don’t have kids are jerks.” We found this to be quite funny. I mean, what about all the people who are jerks who DO have kids. But [Continue]

The Mystical Quality of Cats

Cats are mystical creatures. Most people, even most cat owners don’t realize just how much. We think we own a cat. In reality cats come and go where they know they can do the most good. Such was the case with JarJar. She showed up in downtown Minneapolis and hung around the building where our [Continue]