Category Archives: Unions

Letter from France #2 – Labour Day Musings

We  spent several hours yesterday  in the Musée Carnavalet, a museum devoted to the evolution of France. We were especially intrigued with the exhibits devoted to the French Revolution. Through art and artifacts, they documented the struggle of people who had nothing left to … Continue reading

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So Much to Tell

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I haven’t posted for quite some time. Yesterday was the first in months, a simple review of this blog thanks to the people at WordPress. Today is about my year personally. My calendar paints a picture of a year with … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it … Continue reading

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Guest Post – The NHL and the Observer Effect

Sweetie has had a lot of time on his hands the past couple of months thanks to an accident in mid-July. He was looking forward to the start of hockey season but alas, it appears he may have a long … Continue reading

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The Courtney Effect and the Untapped Power of Unions

I’ve been trying to weave together some threads running through my brain. I’ve been reviewing some anti-bullying teaching material. I’ve been pondering the latest episode of The Bachelor. And unions are on my mind. First, The Bachelor. Yes I watch. … Continue reading

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Labour and the Iron Legacy

Image via Wikipedia It’s hard to feel compassion for someone you’ve loathed for a long time. Yet I found myself feeling sorry for Margaret Thatcher last night. I watched The Iron Lady and was riveted by Meryl Streep‘s portrayal. Yes, … Continue reading

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Three Short Stories from the House of Labour

Story #1: This past week, Caterpillar – after recording record profits and benefiting from Canadian government tax breaks – closed up shop in London, Ontario. The company had been planning to do this for months. It was just waiting for … Continue reading

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