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The way of perfection

October 31, 2011

Over the last five years, Tony and I spoke many times about Halloween; three instances found their way into the blog.  He once told me that Halloween was the perfect holiday for kids because “they aren’t forced to go to church for that one”.

Missing equipment

November 3, 2008

TONY “How was your Halloween?” PHILIP “Chaotic. Fine.” TONY “Well I had a good one. I dressed up like a doctor, with a white lab coat and everything. I was just missing a stethoscope. The kids loved me but a few of the adults thought I was acting a bit strange but I think their […]

Eternal return

November 1, 2007

TONY “Phil, you should have seen the costume that the kids dressed me in last night.” PHILIP “What kids were those?” TONY “I’ve been going out with this family on Halloween for years. Back when my wife was alive, we used to go ‘trick or treating’ with them. Now they’ve got their own kids, which […]

Tony & The Globe and Mail & the vanishing Unicef box

October 30, 2006

PHILIP At the very top of page 1 of today’s Globe and Mail, the banner reads: “Unicef box vanishes on Halloween.” The banner points to an article about the new GiveMeaning box that replaces the now-defunct Unicef boxes. Both are cardboard but the similarity just about ends there. The full article is on p. A14. […]