Santa Claus Gets New Suit

With the footing pretty slushy out there this morning, and countless snow-removal vehicles zipping about in the predawn dark,  my daily jog was more of a walk. But it became an every cloud has a silver lining sort of event. The photos are a bit grainy as I was in a hurry lest he moveContinue reading “Santa Claus Gets New Suit”

My newspaper needs a Mohel; Bring back front page news and keep ads inside

Front page news should be just that, on the front page! I sometimes think of these wrap-around ads as a foreskin, and I imagine many people are treating it as such by ripping it off and throwing it away. My local daily newspaper, Montreal’s The Gazette, was founded in 1778 and has, over the years,Continue reading “My newspaper needs a Mohel; Bring back front page news and keep ads inside”

Historical Black Friday Tweets

Here are some Tweets that may have been sent if Twitter existed way back when … John Alden was the Cooper on the Mayflower. Not surprising where he wants to head on Black Friday … Of course Moses would have been keen on getting his hands on the latest electronics devices … Although he’s stillContinue reading “Historical Black Friday Tweets”

Background checks: make sure the contract has a Santa clause

With the holiday shopping season getting underway in earnest this week shopping mall Santas will pop up across North America. Parents will flock to malls and department stores; day cares and kindergartens will engage school buses and troop the little ones to see the pudgy fellow in red. In an era when boy scout leadersContinue reading “Background checks: make sure the contract has a Santa clause”