Tag Archives: Bishop’s University

Unstated Opinions

“The trouble with Lucius,”he said, putting his feet up on the deck after his cousin had gone,”is that he thinks politics is a fight for justice. Politics is a profession.” Marcus Tellius Cicero – Roman lawyer, orator and politician -27 … Continue reading

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Life Skills

“I think you have Asperger’s”, my wife said to me. If you’re not into the latest psychological mumbo-jumbo, it means basically that you have a one-track mind. It’s a new kick she’s on. I tell her it’s because if you … Continue reading

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Goin’ Back to Houston

“I’ve been through hell and half of Texas.” -Janis Joplin “If I owned both hell and Texas, I’d rent out Texas and live in hell.” -General Philip Sheridan, Union General during the Civil War commenting on the Texas countryside during … Continue reading

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Jerks Anonymous

The four-wheeled drive was parked and also covered with bumper stickers.When I’m sitting at a red light I don’t text. I read bumper stickers. This one said: JESUS LOVES YOU. Everyone else thinks you’re an asshole. Which reminds me of … Continue reading

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Driving Away

“Go west,young man.” -Horace Greeley “Don’t just take off like a migrating bird,”my father advised me. His voice was getting edgy, as it normally did whenever we had a conversation. His latest cigarette had just disappeared in one long, exasperated … Continue reading

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Requiem For A Role Model

Jean Beliveau died yesterday; December 2, 2014. A year ago my son Adam and I were watching an NHL game together. He turned to me and asked, “Who’s your favourite player , Dad?” I didn’t hesitate. It wasn’t even close. … Continue reading

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Hot Dogs and Hockey Rinks

The sign said Sugar Land Ice Arena and Sports Center and already there was a group finishing up a tailgater party as Dave G. and I circled slowly, looking for a parking space. We didn’t want to land too close … Continue reading

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