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The Men Are Idiots study? No way, Jose

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Today I proudly present to you a staunch defense of men. Or more than likely “your man” since your special guy is probably outside at the moment looking for his hair after an unfortunate incident involving Christmas lights, a rain barrel and a six pack of beer. A new study published in the British Medical […]

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My dog was both lovable – and tax deductible

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Years ago I wrote a book about my dog Jake entitled The Dog Rules (Damn Near Everything!) which, by the way of sales in publishing terms, went right through the “Woof! Woof!” In making the rounds of talk shows and public readings, travelling with me on the book tour, speaking engagements and humane society fundraisers, […]

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Where there’s hope, there’s always humour

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Where there’s hope, there’s always humour

Writing in the Toronto Star, columnist Judith Timson recalls the story of a friend taking his 93-year-old mother to buy shoes. The elderly lady used to be quite stylish. But now, the son knew the best thing for Mom was a pair of simple, lace-up walking shoes. However his mother insisted on high heels. Cajoled […]

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Big Brother is here and he brought his evil twin too

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Big Brother is here and he brought his evil twin too

Our rights to privacy today are being hacked and hijacked, bared and shared, twittered and frittered away. The latest evil eavesdropper is called a “dirt box,” a dragnet device installed in a small plane that flies low over metropolitan areas collecting cell phone data on citizens. The targets are criminals but the net is wide […]

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Drop-in ads … the landmines of sports radio

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Drop-in ads … the landmines of sports radio

If you listen to the radio broadcast of any professional sports game these days, you will be amazed at the proliferation of drop-in ads. If the play-by-play announcer mentions the word “tackle,” he’ll quite likely follow with “And don’t forget it’s bass season. Get everything you need at Peter’s Tackle & Bait on Secord Drive […]

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A sucker for a good dog joke

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A sucker for a good dog joke

It’s been ten years since the publication of The Dog Rules (Damn Near Everything!) and people still send me stuff about the book. One woman claims she reads passages from the book to her somewhat hyper Schnauzer before bedtime and it puts him right to sleep. Not much of a compliment but I’m relieved she […]

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