Doug Bell

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CONTEMPLATION The Greening Maze … So, how big is yours? Your carbon footprint in the sky? Our cadre of national eminencies, elected,…

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 ‘Life is like a hot bath,” writes Robbert Oustin. “It feels good while you’re in it, but the longer you stay in, the…

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Killer cold! That’s sure the message all over TV and across Canada this week. Some ‘good-old-days’ experiences are often great…

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Getting up at dawn . . . Down south, the small talk over morning coffee often includes the question: “What time do you get up at home in…

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The lure of statistics … If you’re on the net, idiot sightings, or the equivalent, are common, such as this one about stoplight buzzers.

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A healthy prosperous 2008 to Yukoners everywhere! May your flight into the new year be C A V U (ceiling and visibility unlimited)! May you meet…

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Agog about grog … “There’s many a toast I’d like to say, If I could only think it; So fill your glass to anything, And,…

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Yesterday may be past, but it is not done with. (Francis Gay 1959) Square pegs in round holes, or is it the other way around? It was the story of…

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 The invariable mark of wisdom is seeing the miraculous in the common. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) The Terrible Twos … “You may have…

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The Ultimate Thing … The ultimate promise if you buy the ultimate thing is it will improve your quality of life.

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 “Once a new idea springs into existence, it cannot be unthought. There is a sense of immortality in a new idea.

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Only two things are infinite. The universe and human stupidity. And I am not sure about the former. (Albert Einstein.

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Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has. (Josh Billings) “Children and zip fasteners do not respond to force” That expression,…

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Echoing CBC’s spin, this is an encore presentation. (It’s a repeat.) It came to hand courtesy of a friend who’d kept it awhile…

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A rhyme: The typographical error is a slippery thing and sly, You can hunt till you are dizzy, but it somehow will get by.

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New Yukon law Real Government Acronyms … OOPS — Occasionless Ordered Preemptive Strike.

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Brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever. Common courtesy, where are you? … Yes sir, it’s not surprising, with…

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‘The noblest of all dogs is the hotdog. It feeds the hand that bites it.” (Laurence J. Peter) “Persuasion is logic on fire.

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Keep your elbows off the table . . .  “For those of you who like this sort of place this is the sort of place you like,” read the…

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Our weird, wacky, wonderful world  … China accounts for 73 per cent of the world’s beer consumption, according to the Wall Street…