Archive for March, 2010

No place for farms in prison bonanza

March 31, 2010
No place for farms in prison bonanza

Guelph Mercury, 31/03/10 In these achy days of post-recession hangovers, all anybody in Ottawa wants to talk about is slashing costs, delaying purchases and getting tough on spending. Federal bureaucrats have been told to start trimming programs used by millions of Canadians. It’s time to make tough decisions, they say. It’s an era of...
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Words? Get it away! Get it away!

March 24, 2010
Words? Get it away! Get it away!

Guelph Mercury, 24/03/10 We did it! Yes, dear readers, it is true. We finally found something to distract us from television. No, it’s not sex. Come on, that requires work. Eating? No, we can do that at the same time. I’m talking about the internet – that great, illuminated thing that brings us instant...
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Those students are worth the hassle

March 18, 2010
Those students are worth the hassle

Guelph Mercury, 03/17/10 This spring, take time to hug a student. I know, I know. They talk funny. They wear weird clothes. They drink too much and hog all the taxi cabs on Saturday nights. But if you’re holding your breath for May and the annual exodus of students from town, you might want...
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Google Street View waits for no man

March 3, 2010
Google Street View waits for no man

Guelph Mercury, 03/03/10 It’s a real shame you can’t pick the clothes you wear when you get immortalized. If you could, I might have chosen something a little more impressive than, say, a ratty yellow T-shirt two sizes two small and an old pair of dirty shorts. And I wouldn’t have been standing around...
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