Robert's Thoughts

Autumn Leaves

September 27, 2017

It is October again – a dangerous as well as a beautifully melancholy time for me. Dangerous, because bad things tend to happen in my life during the Fall and beautiful because,...

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A ‘sweet’ adventure in Buenos Aires

August 31, 2017

In my last blog I told you about my love for Tango, but I did not mention Buenos Aires even once, even though that city is the Tango capital of the world. My reason? Buenos Aires...

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Tango

July 30, 2017

I don’t know why, but whenever I hear the urgent strains of Tango Libre composed by Astor Piazzolla I get the goose-bumps. The first time ever that I heard Tango music was in...

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The Turkish Steps

June 28, 2017

My Italian friends kept insisting that my family name – LANDORI – originated in the general area around the Torrente Landori, a small waterway in Sicily’s Agrigento...

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Coffee with Ted Kennedy

May 30, 2017

During the early 1970s, the question of the language of air traffic control in Canada was often discussed by the francophone controllers in Quebec City. Because the unit was small...

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George P. Shultz – Elegance and Savoir Faire

April 30, 2017

Those of you who have read my last five blogs must be questioning by now how come this fellow Landori keeps on meeting well-known, interesting people. Perhaps some of you even...

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Extraordinary Memory – A Must for Politicians

April 2, 2017

Clients were hard to come by for English-speaking accounting professionals practicing in Montreal in the 1980’s. Those of us who loved living in Montreal, chose to commute to...

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Elegant, erudite, eloquent – Gloria Steinem

February 28, 2017

During my long and rather eventful life I had the privilege of meeting a number of people whose devotion to the cause in which they believed was absolute. Such a person is Gloria...

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Reviews

Four Equations – A review by Brenda Linn

February 19, 2017

Jack Brennan, liquidator and Treasury Board sleuth, is given Dr Elize Haemmerle’s business card with the warning, “It’s typically European: simple, yet arrogant.”  Its...

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A Chat with Elie Wiesel

January 30, 2017

A couple of decades ago, Mort Zuckerman, the Montreal-born New York media and real-estate mogul, was named a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (an Order of France)...

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