Monthly Archives: May 2016

BREAKING: University of Akron dumps president

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the details. Mr. Scarborough has had a rocky tenure at the institution, including his mandate that senior administrators pick up trash, to large-scale layoffs and a doomed rebranding of the university as “Ohio’s Polytechnic … Continue reading

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Toronto’s Casa Loma is a must see

My wife wanted to visit Casa Loma when we and our sons were in Toronto a couple years ago. I talked her out of it. Not one of my smarter choices. I visited this magnificent place today as I scouted … Continue reading

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Johnson-Weld 2016 has Libertarians less than enthused

This is the lead excerpt from this morning’s TwentySixteen news brief from the National Journal: “The Libertarian National Convention on Sunday chose a pair of former Republican governors as their presidential and vice presidential nominees, putting forward the most-experienced election … Continue reading

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Toronto’s Distillery District

If you’ve been to the area around the Santa Monica Pier or the shops near Eire Square in Galway, then you’ll have a good idea what Toronto’s Distillery District looks like. Here are a few photos that were part of … Continue reading

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Jim Grobe interim head football coach at Baylor

The former Ohio and Wake Forest coach takes over the scandal-plagued program for at least one season. CBS Sports has the details. Legendary Baylor coach Grant Teaff told Dodd that “it looks like” the Bears’ entire staff will remain in … Continue reading

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Toronto, on a Monday

Tomorrow, the business that brought me to Canada begins. Today, I took one more opportunity to grab a few photos. Here’s a sampling.

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One way to consider property values in Toronto and Vancouver: Think of the game Monopoly

GlobalNews has the story. TD’s chief economist, Beata Caranci, compares the two housing markets of Vancouver and Toronto to how things might look on a Monopoly board. “Baltic Avenue, once considered one of the most affordable, is now fetching the … Continue reading

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