Robert's Thoughts

Healthcare

May 1, 2019

A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT My friend Sam, an irascible, stubborn widower, eighty years of age, was filling out his income tax return forms on Sunday afternoon, when he suddenly became...

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Ramon’s Pig Party

April 1, 2019

I fell in love with Lechon Asado – Cuban-style roast piglet – at a garden party hosted by Ramon at his finca in Pinar del Rio where Cuba’s finest tobacco grows. Thereafter,...

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Cowards

March 1, 2019

What follows has really happened, believe it or not. In mid-December 2018 President Trump announced, out of the blue and apparently without consulting his advisors (military or...

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Innocents

February 1, 2019

I am sitting by the fire at the cottage near Mont Tremblant, watching the flames dance in our beautiful Swedish wrought iron stove. The snow is soft, pure and inviting outside as...

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Birds of a feather…

January 1, 2019

As usual, this year’s Montreal November weather was not the kindest kind of weather that warms the cockles of the hearts of that illustrious city’s population. No Sir, not at...

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Guns

December 1, 2018

Dedrick Owens was six years old when he shot and killed his six-year-old classmate, Kayla Rolland, with his uncle’s gun because he didn’t like her. (Among the twenty murderers...

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Amerika

November 1, 2018

Yes, Amerika with a “k”. That’s how we spelled it in Budapest after World War II, idolizing the United States, looking up to it as the shining hope for democracy world-wide....

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Three Men in a Boat

October 1, 2018

I sat on the porch of our summer cottage and watched, through the still leaves of the trees, the rising sun dancing on the lake’s water. It was early September, summer was over....

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Summer in Montreal

September 1, 2018

Where is this French Marines Officer headed? Read on. A couple of weeks ago my daughter called. “Hey Dad,” she said. “I’m a teacher on vacation. Let me take you to lunch...

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The Krugerrand

August 1, 2018

Some time ago, while recruiting Articled Clerks for my professional accounting practice I met a wimpy, whiny and very immature young man, terrorized by his aggressive, arrogant...

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