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No Canada

Has it really been twenty-two years since the last time a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup?

It seems hard to believe we could witness such a long drought; you’d figure at least one of the north of the border teams would have raised the hardware high in the last two decades, as an “even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while” fluke if nothing else. 805 more words


You Racin'? You Askin'?

Riding back from last week’s adventure, I happened across a family I knew from the village heading along the back road. Mum, daughter, granny and dog were all on foot, but the son, who I knew from the village school’s cycle trips, was on his bike – pedalling away ahead of them like a good ‘un. 240 more words


A previous post in these pages asserted that new commissioner Rob Manfred should hope that last season’s success by the Kansas City Royals proved no fluke, for the sake of demonstrating that competitive balance remains alive and well in baseball (and thus, given the need for a level playing field, making his job that much easier). 116 more words



Happy National Scrabble Day!

To be honest I had no idea that there even was a National Scrabble Day until I heard it on the radio this morning. 319 more words


Help Developing Nations with Trade, not Foreign Aid

Free trade is a good moral concept for the simple reason that politicians and bureaucrats should not be allowed to interfere with voluntary transactions between consenting adults. 869 more words