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Childhood daze

I overheard some high schoolers’ discussions this morning, while we sat at separate tables and ate bagels. One girl began telling her classmates: “My mom told me yesterday there were special elections and that I could vote. Well, everyone there … Continue reading

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My ex, rugs, wok and rolls

It’s all about the Benjamins, baby. (With due deference to Dick Vitale, as March Madness nears its maddening end.) “C’mon, man! You’ve got to make money out of this thing.”…”You’re crazy! People will pay you good bucks for what you’re … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 34)–What emancipation?

The fight against oppression. Somewhere, at my core, I am extremely happy that my ancestors, having been brought to the Caribbean from Africa in chains, found themselves and their offspring liberated from those shackles, by the British, some 180 years … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 33)–What price those peaches?

Markets. What else would warm the cockles of an economist’s heart? I was talking with someone the other day and let slip that I was trained as an economist. “Are you a Keynesian?” he asked. I laughed and replied that … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 30)–Turning negatives into positives

Photography. I was in my early teens when I really became interested in taking photographs. My father came home one day with a Brownie box camera, which he’d picked up from a second hand shop, and I was off and … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 22)–Happenstance

The happenstance of happiness. Did you grow up during a time when many things in your lives involved people coming to your neighbourhood to sell? Did you grow up having to go to market regularly; if not to market, then … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Forty Things I Really Like And… (Day 20)–Trains of thought

Staying on the rails. Some of my most enjoyable and memorable experiences have been on trains. I once took a train along part of the Orient Express route through southern Europe, as part of the return leg of a month-long trans-European Interrail … Continue reading

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