If you’re happy, clap your hands?

If you’re happy, clap your hands?

What is happiness? The head gurus believe they have the answers.  They conduct studies asking brilliant questions such as: “Are you happy: 1) most of the time; b) some of the time or; c) leave me alone, you should only have my problems.” They conclude something...
The elephant in the condo

The elephant in the condo

I came across an interesting article by B.C. Lawyer Victoria Shiroff who practices and teaches animal law. She talks about a recent B.C. Hunan Rights decision allowing condominium residents to keep their dog, notwithstanding a no dogs condo rule, as the dog was an...

No Joking is the New Joking

No joking. Am I joking? I don’t think so. I have come to the conclusion that in this day and age none of the age old formula jokes are safe. Their utterer will indubitably end up within the crosshairs of the politically correct police. Let’s examine some of these long...

The Small Stuff-Where is it when we need it?

I am watching that lady passing my house, walking her black and white Scottish-terriers. They look like poster dogs for that Black & White scotch whisky. Unfortunately, these dogs generally dump their calling cards as they pass. And this lady does not always scoop...

Me, me and my self directed RRSP-a little conflict of interest

For years now I have been kicking in thousands of dollars a year into a self-directed Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). And for years now (the same number actually), I have been trying to think of ingenious ways of getting the money back out without promptly...

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