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Thanks, Sue

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Years of toil in advertising have left me a reflexive observer of bumpf. When this Ontario government transit poster amused me, Sue snapped a photo and emailed it.

What made me laugh? The last career entry. Skip through the list and just read it this way:

SEE WHERE YOUR LOVE FOR COSMETICS CAN TAKE YOU.

DERMATOLOGIST

Ruth Colombo’s latest book

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Words on Parole is a book of poetry, the sequel to her earlier Concurrent Life Sentences, by our friend and author Ruth Colombo.

I got to do the cover, working with a portrait of the writer that Ruth has always liked. It was a black and white photo that needed Photoshop repairs to cracks and some interesting but unwanted artefacts of the developing process. The only creative touch I could think to add were the title’s words “released” from the background, on parole, you see.

Ruth’s poems are witty, wide-ranging, frank, insightful, personal and original. Author/husband John Robert Colombo gives a good summary, here.

 Harper’s Bill C-51 brings Canadians together

The only good thing about Harper’s unconstitutional proposal to let secret police loose on Canadians is the oppostion it has brought to his pathetic government.

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I was down at Nathan Phillips Square today with a huge turnout of people of all ages, cultures, religions, sexes and political stripes, rallying for our freedoms and rejecting submissive fear.

We aren’t prepared to let Harper poke mad dogs with a stick and them offer to protect us from their bites by putting us on a leash.