Murrant’s Rant: DST (Dog Standard Time)

Originally Published on November 5, 2015 http://southshorebreaker.ca/2015/11/10/murrants-rant-dst-dogs-standard-time/ http://capebretonstar.ca/2015/11/05/murrants-rant-dst-dogs-standard-time/   What do Arizona, Hawaii and my dog all have in common? Give up? None of them observe Daylight Saving Time. I think they’re onto something. For them, it’s business as usual year round. In fact, four-fifths of the Earth’s humans, and five-fifths of the non-humans, don’t […]

Murrant’s Rant: Realification

Originally Published on January 27, 2016 http://dartmouthtribune.ca/2016/02/02/murrants-rant-realification/ http://halifaxcitizen.ca/2016/01/27/murrants-rant-realification/ http://capebretonstar.ca/2016/01/27/murrants-rant-realification/   I didn’t think it was really a word. I thought I had stumbled upon one of those rare, original ideas. I called it “Walmartification.” It was the only word I could think of to sum up my feelings about the mass availability of consumer goods, the […]