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Mb Speaks: November 2019

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November. The great “in- between” of Fall and Winter. Filled with days hoping there’s one more warm one when you can get everything you forgot to put away, put away. It’s also the month when we adorn a poppy, of various colours, and remember the sacrifice our parents, grandparents and […]

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Mb Speaks: October 2019

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Ok October, what do you bring? An election, you say? Another chance to change the guard yet keep things the same. Because, no one really wants change. Change is risky. Markets can react negatively, economies can be squeezed, jobs lost. Of course, no one will admit to that. Every party […]

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Mb Speaks: September 2019

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Seems I’m writing a lot about how lucky we are, as yet another natural disaster ravages those least able to deal with it. I’ve just seen a video, filmed by someone caught inside their Bahamian home, with sea water lapping at the 5ft mark on their windows. The island has […]

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Mb Speaks: August 2019

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It’s August, and like all things, Summer, too, will come to an end. But before it does there are weeks ahead to enjoy what the warmth of the sun offers. More great shows at Musicfest, Havelock Jamboree, Peterborough Folk Festival, every outdoor or backyard party, wedding or reunion, all praying […]

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Mb Speaks: July 2019

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So it snowed in Mexico. More like ice and hail, but whatever it was, it wasn’t right. I know some climate change denier will say, that stuff happens and it’s just the natural change of things. They’re most often the folks that point to snow in subtropical climates and quip […]

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Mb Speaks June 2019

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So summer made it, sort of. Lots of people dealing with flooding and soggy soil. Farmers are having problems getting the seed in the ground. No seed, no food, no people, no hope. Lucky for many climate change deniers, they get their food from a bag or a box, that […]

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Mb Speaks May 2019

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Crashing into May, the weather is horrible, the winds are up and the world is turmoil. The Venezuelan military, as of today, is running people over in the streets. I could go into a long conjecture on how plummeting oil prices, generous social spending and lack of successful business experience, […]

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Mb Speaks: April 2019

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The April Fool. Once thought to have planted their crop according to the new Gregorian calendar. “In like a lamb out like a lion” and all the seedlings… lost to frost. This month has felt like that, with the passing of some old acquaintances. But, I won’t go there. Instead, […]

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Mb Speaks: March 2019

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So, here comes March. Famous for the Ides, the drinking and the first glimpses of spring. A month when, just as you think you can’t take winter anymore, a tulip pops its bulb through the snow. It’s when motorcycle shows start selling you dreams, and you take that one last […]

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Mb Speaks: February 2019

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Brrrr… Have you been hearing from Climate Change skeptics asking where the global warming went? Even America’s idiot President suggested he “Sure did miss it!” I remember back in the 70’s growing up as a teen and people were saying we were going to see some interesting times ahead. And […]