Sparkplug 2.0 – back from the dead

March 4th, 2012

You may have noticed that I haven’t been keeping the blog up to date lately.  Thanks to Ted Rushton for helping to fill the gaps.

I have decided to re-up the site and take it in a new direction. Read the rest of this entry »

Does human intelligence evolve?

September 2nd, 2011

by Ted Rushton

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Summer fun – – – The Great Debt Debate !

August 3rd, 2011

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Bastards & Boneheads — a political primer

June 22nd, 2011

By Ted Rushton

Unlike Americans, who rate their politicians with varying degrees of saintliness and deviltry, Canadians have a more basic and expressive rating system. Read the rest of this entry »

The “creative destruction” of Canada’s conservatives

June 14th, 2011

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End of the world? I’ll drink to that.

May 21st, 2011

Woops, wrong again! Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Easter

April 22nd, 2011

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The Californification of Arizona

March 16th, 2011

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Look forward in anger

October 26th, 2010

Rob Ford’s excellent vacation Read the rest of this entry »

Five Ways the Democrats Can Avoid a Catastrophe and Pull Off the Mother of All Upsets

October 1st, 2010

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Death by PowerPoint

February 24th, 2010

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It Crawled from my comments box Part Two…

December 6th, 2009

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The New York Guide at Zinio…

November 4th, 2009

new-york-guide.jpgWe made the splash page on Zinio for the electronic edition (which is a terrific buy).  Check it out here.

The print edition will be arriving in bookstores in a couple of weeks.

Presently, I am immersed in writing the London guide hence the lack of new postings for a while. Read the rest of this entry »

FlashForward…

September 25th, 2009

Joseph Fiennes and Rob SawyerFlashForward premiered last night and I have to say that I really liked it.  In the interest of full disclosure, the show is based on my friend Rob Sawyer’s novel of the same name.  (That’s Rob in the picture with series star Joseph Fiennes) Read the rest of this entry »

Julian Comstock reviewed this Wednesday…

August 22nd, 2009

Julian ComstockThe Globe and Mail online review of Robert Charles Wilson’s Julian Comstock will be featured this coming Wednesday, August 26.

This was my favourite read of the summer and is worth the cost just for the hilarious footnotes alone.  So put down that Julia Child biography or Malcom Gladwell’s latest and have some fun for a change.