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Quick Pickled Mackerel:

Tasty, Fairly Easy, and Keeps Well{!}: (c) 2014, Davd This recipe will be of most interest to readers who live near the sea. It’s tough enough to buy any fresh saltwater fish in say, Winnipeg or Kansas City—but mackerel? They … Continue reading

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Divorce Insurance

An Instructive Concept: Does it Exist? Should it? draft(c) 2014, Davd Before registering your car, in this province of Canada and in many provinces (of Canada, France, .. and “states” of e.g. Australia and the USA), you must get liability … Continue reading

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Chili-sin-carne*

… Beans With Respect (c) 2014, Davd Among bean cooking, chili has a special prominence. Many people who generally avoid beans, like chili. While pea soup and even pintos with oregano and chili powder, aren’t distinctively men’s [nor women's] cooking, … Continue reading

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You Can’t Be Nice to Everyone:

given what Nice really means (c) 2014, Davd You can’t be Nice to everyone because what one person considers Nice, somebody else might consider foolish, ill-mannered, rude, sarcastic, sinful, even wicked. The pink-and-purple necktie will do as a trivial example. … Continue reading

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Two Good Women:

… of many, and especially well known to me: (c) 2014, Davd However many disputes i have with Feminism, they don’t add up to misogyny. I remember two women well, toward whom my attitude was and remains far more positive … Continue reading

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Nice is a Four-Letter Word:

First in an Occasional Series About Men and Tendentious English (c) 2014, Davd Do not ask me to be nice. It is actually a selfish, mean-spirited demand. If someone asks you to be nice, be sceptical instead. If some of … Continue reading

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Moncton, Mayerthorpe, madness, and misandry:

How Not to Advance Your Cause—and a Better Alternative: (c) 2014, Davd The 70th Anniversary of D-Day was pushed out of first place in the Atlantic CBC news by a multiple murder—all of whose victims were police. For a whole … Continue reading

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To Honour Good Stepfathers:

… and Grandfathers, Uncles, and Scoutmasters, Mentors strong i’ th’ arm* (c) 2014, Davd This is no slur on my own father, whose name i share. He was not perfect, but i remember him fondly despite his faults. He stayed … Continue reading

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Work as Leisure: The Best Way to Travel

…a Speculation Based on Good Experience (c) 2014, Davd After reading about European distaste for tourists, some 30 years ago now, i was sitting in an orientation meeting in Helsinki and heard a Dutch student say, “If I were home … Continue reading

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Vignettes of Female Volatility and Violence:

.. We men have a fair claim to be the Gentler Sex: (c) 2014, Davd When people talk about fury and violence, an expression often used is “stirring up a hornets’ nest.” How many of the people who say that, … Continue reading

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