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indistinguishable from magic

Returning from a family get-together in Toronto, my father, my brother J and I stopped at the Ontario Science Centre. We had been to the Royal Ontario Museum the day before. The ROM did not disappoint our memories. The OSC … Continue reading

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the naming of cats: six favorites

1. Magnificat was my parents’ first cat, and they liked the name so much, they used it twice: Maggie Mark One and Maggie Mark Two. Maggie Mark Two disappeared into the woods in 1963, one of the worst things ever to happen … Continue reading

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Today’s headaches: Visiting American professors who give us their public library pre-school kiddie talk instead of their graduate seminar talk; immigration experts who argue against children’s assimilation and in favor of greater parental mind control; linguists who act as if … Continue reading

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Even my great-aunt Sara (1898-1983) is on the web. Age is no excuse anymore. Death is no excuse.

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