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Thoughts on Mona Simpson’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs was one of those rare celebrities whose attitudes and actions affected our daily lives. And because we felt more connected to him than to most celebrities, his death touched us more deeply. We felt we had a right to grieve his death, because we felt loss, and we… Read more »

Practical Jean wins the 2011 Leacock Medal for Humour

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ItĀ happened in the Mariposa Inn in Orillia, the centre of all things Leacockian. A large bust of Stephen Leacock himself sat prominently on the stage before a big, ornate room filled with a jovial group of literature lovers. These are people who appreciate a chuckle as much as a well-turned… Read more »