Thinking of home

Thinking of home.

Sorry but I had that wrong. The view in this photo is not from the bottom of Bathurst Village Hill. It is looking across the causeway from the bottom of Queen Street just below where Queen meets with Riverside Drive.
The only thing missing these days is people fishing from the short section of bridge on the causeway.

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11 thoughts on “Thinking of home

  1. You know George I’ve been thinking … Maybe my perspective is all sort of skewed. Well when the picture is not really clear it’s hard to know whether you are standing on the right side of the bridge or the left side of the bridge.

    No George, I have no problem admitting I was wrong about something. Not at all. Just give me some time to get out there and take a closer look.
    Things can be pretty tricky these days George. Used to be that when bridge-builders built bridges they were obviously bridges, smart, efficient, designed to last a long time and carry as much traffic as possible in the most efficient manner as the least cost. They were built high enough for boats to get under and you tell where the bridge was from a long way off by the spans.

    Todays bridges seem to have an awful lot of curves George. Suppose that is better from a contractor’s perspective George … More bridge … More money. No longer walking the straight and narrow bridge of yesteryear George. So when you think you are looking directly across the bridge from one side to another … Well you might not be seeing what you expect to see. Also … When a bridge is rebuilt it is not always rebuilt in the same exact location.
    What tipped me off? Well not that I’ve really thought about it a lot but it seems to me that the causeway bridge is two-lane and the Village Bridge is 4 lane. Then again George I could be wrong. Guess I’ll just have to go downtown today to satisfy my curiosity.

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  2. Bathurst?
    Well yes George, Bathurst is in New Brunswick … Yes in Canada … Yes the same New brunswick Canada that allows Monopolies.

    What do I mean?

    Well as I just told somebody I’ll tell you George.

    Context George … Life is about context … And … Well George I know you are going to say something about me and my old cliches … Well here it is …

    The fox looking after the henhouse … That is an example of context that is … Well let’s say it leaves me wondering

    So George, as I was telling wassisface:

    “Interesting that the newspapers would be the major sponsors. Now how can I put a positive spin on this so my comment will not be rejected. There is an expression … When you have nothing good to say …

    What is good about the newspaper monopoly we have in New Brunswick? If this particular monopoly is choosing the New Brunswick participants for the Georgetown Conference, then I am left wondering.
    As for advertising that there is no government interest or control, while initially this might appear to be a good thing, deeper reflection has me wondering even more.

    Perhaps government participation is not such a bad thing in some instances. For example such studies as the “NEWSPAPER OWNERSHIP IN CANADA:
    AN OVERVIEW OF THE DAVEY COMMITTEE AND
    KENT COMMISSION STUDIES

    Prepared by:
    Joseph Jackson
    Political and Social Affairs Division
    17 December 1999”
    http://publications.gc.ca/collections/Collection-R/LoPBdP/BP/prb9935-e.htm

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  3. There was a time when I read local newspapers because there was a possibility of finding some remnants of truth. I am not so sure of that any more than people in countries that are fighting terrible wars. Is there a war being waged against the truth everywhere. We have never been able to believe everything that is written. That is where education can be helpful. Education that helps us to think and decide for ourselves what the truth is. We might have to read some things we do not necessarily agree with in order to broaden our minds. We might have to learn another language in order to understand our neighbour’s viewpoint.

    Ignorance is never something to be proud of but we are all ignorant in some ways. For example, who among us speaks every language in the world and is qualified to judge what is true in a language not our own? I confess my own ignorance in this respect. I would like very much to be able to read and understand many articles, especially this one:

    http://jayebesmellah.blogfa.com/

    I have no idea what it says or whether I agree, because I am ignorant. But I would not burn it or destroy it simply because I do not understand it.

    I found it while I was searching for information about Zeinab, a saint-like granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad.

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  4. What about English? Was that your question?
    Who or what agency is qualified to teach English?
    I honestly do not know. Once again I confess my ignorance.
    And if I ask my government? One of their well-paid agents will no doubt say
    “google it” … Another way of saying
    “find out for yourself because I am too busy (working for my pension) to serve you”

    What if I were to find something on the internet … Some British Agency that teaches English … Can I trust them to be competent?

    Who is qualified to judge? I just don’t know, George.
    As I said … I am ignorant.

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