Author: Jim Furlong

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It’s amazing to me how so many odd things happen or don’t happen because we live in a democracy. Governments don’t always take the best course of action because we have become slaves to “the tyranny of the majority”. 
In other words, our elected politicians sometimes do things they know

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Somebody in some cubicle in a federal government department had the whacko idea of building a fence on Signal Hill and blocking the view of part of the St. John’s Harbour. 
Who knows what lies in the hearts of government’s minions at all levels? Perhaps it was meant to drive

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My mom used to use the lovely expression “too foolish to talk about”. Sometimes in the middle of expressing opinions about what radio commentator John Nesbitt used to call “the passing parade” something jumps out at me that needs to be referenced as more than a difference of opinion.  Something

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It’s déjà vu all over again as Yogi Berra used to say. Here I am hunched over a keyboard in the middle of the night venting about the Screech-in ceremony although to me ‘ceremony’ is too strong a word. 
I am glad that plans for the silly idea of a

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I don’t think I’ll ever understand what the world is about. Somebody I know well died last week. Still the Raptors were on and so was the Blues-Bruins series. I had to watch. I think.
Intellectually there seems something “off” about just going on with the world but the world

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There is something about dining with someone that is special. It’s a “breaking of bread” and there is something about it almost spiritual. It’s a break from the world where important conversation often takes place.
In a column a few years ago I wrote about dining with three different people

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