December 14, 1964

Report from Utopia 3435

Report from Utopia

FOR YEARS I HAVE been an Elsewhere Man. I mean I waste part of the morning dreaming of being somewhere else, some tranquil haven from traffic snarls, scare headlines, time clocks and blizzards. I have tried to kick the habit in the only possible way: by turning The Dream from time to time into reality.
TODAY'S RELIGION: HAS IT GOT THE MESSAGE? AND IS ANYBODY LISTENING? 2021

TODAY'S RELIGION: HAS IT GOT THE MESSAGE? AND IS ANYBODY LISTENING?

SPEARS: With Christmas—the most basic of the church's festivals— approaching, let me ask this question: is Christianity losing or gaining ground? Not only in terms of numbers, that is, but as a living faith in the Christian nations, is Christianity coming or going?
TWO SOLITUDES Revisited 2627

TWO SOLITUDES Revisited

THE TIME HAS COME in Canada for us to be our own judges and to cease worrying, for the moment, about our “image" in the eyes of an indifferent world. After the Queen's visit here last October, several English newspapers declared that Canada’s shame was broadcast to everyone.
THE GUNS OF CHRISTMAS 2425

THE GUNS OF CHRISTMAS

OUR TRUCK, leading a convoy of five hundred army reinforcements up the long leg of Italy, came to a halt. Three of us lieutenants jumped out. It was six o'clock. The night air was raw. We shuddered, whether from excitement or the cold, I don't know.
Walter Homburger: the modest merchant of music 2829

Walter Homburger: the modest merchant of music

IMPRESARIO IS A NOUN resounding with implications of pomp and splendor far beyond its austere dictionary definition: “One who organizes public entertainments; esp. the manager of an operatic or concert company.” The word almost inevitably conjures up a whole series of affluent images — champagne suppers at Sardi’s or Claridge’s, mahogany offices guarded by platoons of secretaries, gasps of recognition from the idolhunters along the curb, and Rolls-Royces disgorging deep-cleavage prima donnas in front of La Scala or Covent Garden.
Get into curling and fight, fight, fight 3031

Get into curling and fight, fight, fight

Canada's current champion, Lyall Dagg, plays as if he doesn't think curling is the second toughest game on ice. Here he outlines his philosophy—and gives some graphic advice on how to curl to win
Would Canada be better off without Quebec? 2627

Would Canada be better off without Quebec?

I WRITE WHAT FOLLOWS not because I advocate Canadian separation. This I would not for a moment do; in fact, I would regard separation as the greatest possible calamity. Nor do I write out of any enmity toward my French fellow citizens. I have many good French-speaking friends and I have no reason for regarding them in any other light than my English-speaking friends.
PUSH A BUTTON • • • HOUSEWORK'S DONE! 2829

PUSH A BUTTON • • • HOUSEWORK'S DONE!

A STUDY UNDERTAKEN last year showed that even with all of today's laborsaving devices, the modern housewife spends a quarter of each day in the kitchen. This bondage promises to be substantially reduced by a wide variety of by-products now available from space research.
ARGUMENT 6667

ARGUMENT

JOHN McMURTRY says: we’re wasting our money trying to “help” Canada’s delinquent teenagers
MAILBAG 1213

MAILBAG

Why the filibuster / Nothing sells best / Not naughty nor Indian
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