Iterating Language

It used to be that use of the male gender would encompass both feminine and neuter genders. That is no longer acceptable practice and it has triggered some interesting quirks. Consider the sentence: if you see someone without a mask, call him or her out. This is correct language but a mouthful. What has crept […]

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Going over the top

A recent article by Greg Lowell in the Redstone Review highlights the continuous carnage on ourĀ  localĀ  highways. Deer seem to take the brunt of it but every time the elk herd crosses Highway 36 between Lyons and Nelson Road, they run a deadly gauntlet reminiscent of going over the top on the western front […]

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Online Lending

There is much to be said for staying local in the lending business, amongst others. Here is a recent, real life example. We had under contract a property with which the buyer insisted on using an online lender, contrary to our advice. Firstly, making contact with a real person took more time than it should […]

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Killing them Softly

I am of an age where the medical world is playing a bigger part in my life, telling me what to eat and what not to. In essence, if it comes in a packet, a can or a box I am to steer clear of it (so I ask for my Big Mac on a […]

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