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No brew for you

No brew for you

It is becoming increasingly difficult in dealing with large corporations or organizations to speak to live people or more so, live people who will actually listen and help. I bought a case of Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale a while back. I left it somewhere in the...

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Coyote conduct clarified

Coyote conduct clarified

There are coyotes roaming our neighbourhood. The city left this notice on our door.. Very helpful.  It adds a new dimension to social distancing.  Pretty soon they'll likely instruct the coyotes to wear face-masks.    

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Online order ordeal

Online order ordeal

Hey boomers.  Ordering stuff online is a recipe for aggravation. Guaranteed. I made that mistake while in Florida (pre COVID-19). Though a little voice told me not to order online, I went ahead and broke the online ice by ordering a jacket.  I immediately received...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Scammer calling. Please #gofundme

Scam calls? I presume I am not the only person getting them virtually daily. Ever notice they come from a number of recurring sources?  Firstly, there is that annoying duct cleaning call. This is usually from a guy with a thick accent.  I just know the guy has...

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Apple store alert: Boomer present

As a baby boomer, I find technology, especially Apple products daunting.  Apple actually is not just a computer system; it’s a culture. For my birthday my kids got me an Apple iPad.  As I experienced little hitches and glitches, like how to operate it, I found myself...

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