Cowichan Conversations: When Is War, War?

Don Maroc One thing we can feel secure about, a lot of out neighbours seem to know a great deal about what’s happening in Paris, France and Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, and all the other Read more…

The Liberal Scarf: Riding profile: Cumberland-Prescott from The Best Laid Plans (and some lamenting on an opportunity for breaking down the two solitudes

Note: I’ve never read the book and am judging all this on one episode of the show and some conversations with friends who have read the book, but considering this is a (mostly) tongue and cheek post, it isn’t going to matter much, although as a sneak preview, the portrayal of the riding seems to ...

The Liberal Scarf: Hudak celebrates Franco-Ontarien Day by appointing a Francophone Affairs critic…who doesn’t speak French

I’m not going to pretend that my French is great, but I’m also not a Francophone affairs critic for the Official Opposition. 

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Pirate etymology: sea dog

Many believe the term stems from the dog-like appearance of the seal, while others claim it is grizzled old sailors. Both of these are correct, nautically speaking, but not when it comes to the pirate. Pirates, and more particularly, privateers, … Continue reading →

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Clown Apocalypse: The European Atrocity

It became clear after the initial chaos, that some people had a natural immunity to the Bozo Virus. The vast majority of humans were affected, but some seemed unaffected by the clownish behaviors and grotesque physical changes caused by the … Continue reading →