When I was 9 years old and living in the (then) Toronto suburb of Scarborough I was chowing down on Chinese food with my parents, and an East Indian family. Our host was a man named Joe Pereira. Joe and my Dad, Joseph O’Mara, became friends after being coworkers at a Scarborough insurance company. I didn’t think much about it
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What do Jean-Luc Picard, Willy Wonka, the Dos Equis guy, Ned Stark and Chris Rock have in common? Their images are used in memes to underscore feelings of shock, outrage, sarcasm or condescension, often out of context. Chris Rock is one of my favourite comedians. He’s sharp. Somehow I don’t think he gives a hoot about Baby It’s Cold Outside,
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I started my radio copywriting career in 1989 and once overheard two reps talking about “What the client wants.” “I don’t care if all he does for 30 seconds is say his name over and over,” the sales rep said, “as long as he pays his bill.” As a business person you may be thinking, “I knew it! They just
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“Who goes to libraries anymore?” That question was posted on a Wasaga Beach news and commentary Facebook page,  adding to a long thread about the downtown plan and a proposed new location for our library. The current one (pictured above) is tiny. Not “so small you have to go outside to change your mind” but cramped. The aisles are narrow
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