Probably apocryphal but…

…highly entertaining: Two guys get arrested for creating a public disturbance. Apparently they had planned to rob a grocery store – one of the big chains. The “mastermind” of the two told his flunkie friend to distract the manager by pretending to apply for a job at the store. The flunkie does so, while thecontinue reading

Visions of subways

It’s clear that Toronto needs more transit infrastructure–the Yonge line is overcrowded at rush hour, getting crosstown at the latitude of King and Queen St. is a major hassle, the Spadina LRT doesn’t quite work the way it’s supposed to, etc. Hence a proposal for new subways: What I have in mind is a combinationcontinue reading

Aggravated stupidity

One of the really interesting questions in criminal law (to me, at least) is whether there is a point at which negligence crosses the line from ordinary negligence leading to civil liability to something that ought to attract criminal sanctions–and if so, what crosses the line and why. Consider these transcript excerpts from the Sacramentocontinue reading

Good Chianti

This is from a Vintages release last fall; there are still a few left at Manulife, Queens Quay, and Atrium. Colognole Chianti Rufina 2003, 13.5%, $16.95: This is the wine that really revealed to us why we could get to like Chianti , and a good bargain to boot. It’s an elegant wine not acontinue reading

Percy Saltzman web site

I didn’t immediately make the connection, but here is Rob’s step-father’s web site. Rob and Cath are mentioned on the biography page. An interesting life.


Being wine geeks as well as law geeks, we often take notes when we open a bottle of wine. Two good bottles that won’t require that you mortgage the house: Farnese ‘Casale Vecchio’ 2005. DOC Montepulciano D’Abruzzo, 13%, $12.95. A ripe full red that has some of that smoky spicy dark fruit character of a goodcontinue reading