9 11 and Historical Memory

It is difficult to believe that it was a full eighteen years ago I first heard of the attack – initially reported as a bombing – on the World Trade Centre buildings, on my car radio, an old, donated Pontiac 6000, its navy-blue paint mottled and rusted, but still running fine, outside the former convent, where we just starting out on the adventure that would become Seat of Wisdom College.
We had a few American students amongst the fifteen who had signed up for that year – our program was a one-year foundation in the liberal arts – one of whose

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The Writ Be Dropped

Today marks the official beginning of the campaign to elect the next Prime Minister, on October 21st, five short weeks, praise God, rather than the endless politicking south of the border. As Canada is still a constitutional monarchy, the current holder of the office of Prime Minister must approach the Head of State, Queen Elizabeth II, through her representative in Canada, the Governor-General, currently Ms. Julie Payette, and request that the current Parliament be dissolved, with every seat open to election. This is the ‘dropping of the writ’, with the ‘drop’ likely derived from ‘to draw up’.
The Head of State

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