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Let’s talk. And as the walrus says, about everything and anything as our fancy takes us—style for every day, the art and satisfaction of running a comfortable and welcoming home, the joy and work of entertaining at home, politics from a centre-right perspective…

…and even about what I do for a living: writing & rewriting, editing & proofreading technical documents, website text, promotional materials, novels and memoirs. In short, when getting the words right matters, Editor’s Ink is there to help.

“ ‘The time has come,’ the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing wax―
Of cabbages—and kings―
And why the sea is boiling hot―
And whether pigs have wings.’ ”
The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll

Reading for my life

I had a lively, contentious conversation with my grandson a couple of weeks ago. His stance is ‘Reading, what is it good for?’ and his opinion is firmly grounded in the deep data of the electronic world. Using his intelligence and computer savvy in the privacy of his...

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Antisemitism rears its ugly head

The oldest hatred makes a comeback. Like ocean waves, antisemitism has troughs and crests, never completely dying. Antisemitism’s 100-foot wave crested in Hitler’s Nazi regime, and there was hope that the shock of the Holocaust would drain the swamp. But it didn’t....

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Living in the moment is highly overrated

A family Easter I had family for Easter. At least about 20 of the now nearly 80 immediate family members. As I sat in our living room, with the spring sun streaming gloriously through the picture window, and looked around the room, I was utterly content. I...

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Socialism is so HOT!*

For the in-crowd in our new millennium, the two desired cultural markers are Hot and Cool. The first denotes the most-sought-after person, place or thing of the cultural moment, and the second denotes the perfect response to this moment. So the moment’s idol is...

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