Currie’s Corner 570 – November 9, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 570 –  November 9, 2017 I’m considered more than a little weird by those around me because I regularly connect with ‘dead people’. Rather than summoning the spirit world, my departed friends regularly come alive on my big flat screen. There’s Bogie who died more than 60 years ago. Before becoming a Hollywood legend, Humphrey DeForest Bogart served … Read More

Currie’s Corner 569 – November 9, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 569 –  November 9, 2017 This is about remembering Kevin Spacey whose career is now effectively over. Kevin was once a Hollywood superstar with two Oscars on his mantle. Four years ago he helped to revolutionize the world of television when he created the character of Frank Underwood in House of Cards, the first major series produced by … Read More

Currie’s Corner 564 – October 19, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 564 –  October 19, 2017 Watching The National on CBC Television has been something of a ritual for me for almost 60 years now. I’m thankful that technological advances now enable us to watch it as early as 8 in the evening, or maybe even the next morning, thanks to the magical PVR. The technology also allows us … Read More

Currie’s Corner 563 – October 19, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 563 –  October 19, 2017 Allan J. MacEachen was laid to rest last month in his beloved Cape Breton. He was truly the Liberals’ Godfather for many decades in Atlantic Canada, but it’s a wonder that he didn’t disappear politically in 1981 when he brought down a budget as Pierre Trudeau’s Minister of Finance. The Liberals were in … Read More

Currie’s Corner 562 – October 12, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 562 –  October 12, 2017 Hands up if you agree with me that life was somehow simpler and more enjoyable when we were 9 years old. In my case, the year was 1956, a year before Leave It To Beaver first appeared on the single channel you could find on our black and white TV. Speaking of TV, … Read More

Currie’s Corner 561 – October 12, 2017

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  Currie’s Corner 561 –  October 12, 2017 If you’re paying attention to the news you will know that the new poster boy for ‘Men Behaving Inappropriately’ in their contact with women is Harvey Weinstein. The disgraced Hollywood mogul who has an Oscar on his mantle is emerging as a guy who couldn’t take NO for an answer, and shamelessly … Read More

Currie’s Corner 560 – October 5, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 560 –  October 5, 2017 As a proud member of the ’70 plus’ generation, I’m no longer thinking about what my ‘next new car’ might be, and I know lots of people who feel the same way. But millions are still out there buying more and more new wheels all the time. Canadian vehicle sales jumped by 7.7% … Read More

Currie’s Corner 559 – October 5, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 559 –  October 5, 2017 More evidence this week that ‘free enterprise’ is a capitalist myth that disappeared a long time ago, if indeed it ever existed. While a sizeable list of American and Canadian cities continue to dance to the Amazon tune, the giant of online merchandising has gotten its home base in Seattle to double down … Read More

Currie’s Corner 556 – September 21, 2017

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Currie’s Corner 556 –  September 21, 2017  It has been ‘interesting’ to say the least at the United Nations in recent days. Founded in the rubble of the worst global conflict the world has ever seen, Job 1 for the U N is doing whatever can be done to foster peace between nations, is it not? Let’s see, we had … Read More