Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Legend of ‘Sir John A’ — a John Dunn story

NOTE TO READERS: John Dunn was a well-known local historian and storyteller, born in 1919 and the son of an Almonte doctor. John passed...

Dinner for one

by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B.   If one were to listen only to the sentimental jazz tunes from the American songbook of the 1940s there'd...

Still ticking

by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B. My paternal grandfather was hooked on watches. He had something like forty of them when he died. I inherited several -...

Language

by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B. Although President Donald Trump's use of cryptic language is normally understood by even the lowest common denominator, certain...

Banks

by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B. My professional career - which is to say the bulk of the last forty years of my life -...

Talking to a drunk

by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B. Years ago when I was practicing law - and regularly drinking scotch whiskey in the evenings before dinner -...

The Legend of ‘Sir John A’ — a John Dunn story

A small word of information: readers will see a reference to "the slide bridge". This is the second of the two bridges which connect...

Some other time…

by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B. The lyrics of "Some Other Time" have beguiled me for years. The melody is mesmerizing. Whenever I hear...

What I really mean to say

by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B. My descent into curmudgeonly conduct has accelerated at an Olympic rate. On the one hand I feel obliged to...
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