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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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Blender Mayonnaise:

Better than the Jars, Versatile if Spring ever comes: (c) 2014, Davd As i began to write this “technique description”, on the first day of spring, there was a Heavy Snowfall Warning in effect, and indeed, more snow falling on … Continue reading

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Tuna and Noodles:

..Fast to Cook, Long Keeping Ingredients—a Classic One-Man Meal: (c) 2014, Davd “The salmon,” goes a mid-20th Century joke, “is a fish which grows to maturity in the oceans and appears as if by magic from a can, when unexpected … Continue reading

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Something Average Women Can Do Better than I Can:

… and it’s not about the Reproductive System, either: (c) 2014, Davd One early March morning, as i was sitting in my bed doing an important chore, it occurred to me that an average-sized woman could do it better than … Continue reading

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