Economic & Political Philosophy

1) Economics: Money is the only thing that flows uphill. If we put money in the hands of the people at the bottom end of the economic scale, they must quickly spend it to live. It flows up to merchants and continues, swiftly, to those at the top of the economic scale. It seems to […]

Crab Cakes with Cajun Remoulade

Inn On The Cove, Saint John, NB Ross Mavis, Chef and, with his fabulous wife Willa, owner, operator. Reproduced here with Ross’s permission. See his cook books at: Crab Cakes Best cooked in a well-seasoned cast iron frying pan with a little canola oil. (I usually make at least a triple batch and […]

Found Poem

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to […]

Why shouldn’t RV’s park at Wal-Mart?

Just because you don’t like something doesn’t give you the right to make it illegal. If it did, there would be a provision in the Constitution banning canned peas. I really don’t like them. Quite a number of people, especially campground owners, don’t like that motor homes park in Wal-Mart and other retail establishment parking […]

Hollandaise (Blender Version)

Ingredients: ¼ lb. butter 3 egg yolks ½ tspn dry mustard 2 or 3 tblspns lemon juice 1/8 tspn salt Several dashes of Tobasco sauce Place all ingredients except the butter into the blender. Blend at medium speed for a few seconds. Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave until hot and bubbling but […]


I HAVE seen dawn and sunset on moors and windy hills Coming in solemn beauty like slow old tunes of Spain: I have seen the lady April bringing the daffodils, Bringing the springing grass and the soft warm April rain. I have heard the song of the blossoms and the old chant of the sea, […]

To A Poet, A Thousand Years Hence

Here is my favourite, by far, of two poems with the same name. The second one follows the first and is, in my opinion, also very good. To A Poet A Thousand Years Hence I who am dead a thousand years, And wrote this sweet archaic song, Send you my words for messengers The way […]

Rondel of Merciless Beauty

Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly; Their beauty shakes me who was once serene; Straight through my heart the wound is quick and keen. Only your word will heal the injury To my hurt heart, while yet the wound is clean – Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly; Their beauty shakes […]

Running out of temporary

Every so often people have a sudden realization about themselves or life. We sometimes borrow from Christian theology and call these realizations “epiphanies.” I was walking down the hall to let the cat out and prepare her breakfast. My knees and back were whining as they always do first thing in the morning. It suddenly […]

Kent system like communist Moscow

In 1972, while at the Canada Russia hockey summit in Moscow, I visited the renowned GUM department store and a Soviet version grocery supermarket. Partly to provide full employment and partly, I suspect, to keep the masses out of mischief, the communist government made the retail experience mind crushing. First of all, each section of […]

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