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Pudding Politics

As the festive season’s ultimate celebration looms large in the form of the mighty Christmas dinner we would like to provide a few paragraphs to honour the Christmas Pudding or ‘Plum Pudding’ as it was traditionally known. On the basis that the average North American and European consumes in excess of 7,000 calories on Christmas Day it is strange that the sticky, sweet pudding has managed...

The Thinking Persons’ Olympics

As Calgary debates making a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games, as mere mortals we can only guess at the dedication, athleticism, sacrifices and mental fortitude required by the elite athletes to be at the apex of their particular sport. Whether it being flinging yourself and your team mates down an ice covered chute in little more than a dustbin or launching yourself down a near vertical...

Plus Ca Change

Plus ca change is the term often used to express the resigned acknowledgement of the fundamental immutability of human nature – “the more things change, the more they stay the same”. Take for example the oft told story of the golfer who steps up to the tee and hits a wicked hook twenty yards out of bounds. Embarrassed, he reaches into his pocket, tees up another ball and again, hits another...

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