Daily Archives: February 5, 2003

Portrait of the Artist

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ON WRITING

I’ve noticed that most blogs seem to be focused exclusively on non-fiction (news, personal anecdotes etc.) I write, and read, both fiction and non-fiction, and recently re-discovered a wonderful, perceptive and hilarious essay on writing fiction, called the 39 Steps … Continue reading

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GETTING DOWN TO THE ROOTS

In Canada we’re going through another wringing-of-the-hands exercise about the decrepit state of our ‘socialist’ health care system. A recent report (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/care/romanow/index.html) has called for the spending of CA$15 billion or so (Americans, multiply by 10 for scale adjustment, and … Continue reading

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WHY BUSH IS REALLY GOING TO WAR

Well, we’ve heard the speeches from Powell and the replies, and I haven’t found anyone, leader or layman, who has changed his or her mind as a result. What seems to be lost in all the rhetoric is that the … Continue reading

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