Tag Archives: London Ontario

Bad Guys and Good Guys and the Inevitable

They don’t make locomotives in London anymore – at least not in the London in Ontario, about halfway between Detroit and Toronto – but General Motors was doing just that in the last two years of the last century. Those … Continue reading

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As the Awful Future Arrives

Those two years in Canada were fine. London, Ontario, turned out to be full of wonderful old trees – it is the Forest City after all – and the place looked and felt like some friendly and pleasant small town … Continue reading

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Life as a Pawn

Sometimes you go through life wide-eyed, not realizing that there are wheels within wheels – there’s always something strange going on in the background. But you don’t know it, or you don’t think about it much. And in fact, there … Continue reading

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Getting Somehow Serious

Aside from the job being impossible – the antique COBOL mainframe application that made it possible to build a locomotive or two a day was absurd – those two years in Canada were quite fine. Setting hockey aside, it does … Continue reading

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What Comes Next

Predicting the future is always a hoot – we don’t have those flying cars yet, and there was Darwin in the foreword the Origin of Species – “I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should … Continue reading

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Cultural Whiplash

It was over ten years ago in London, Ontario – on assignment running the systems shop at the big locomotive factory there, for two years. London, halfway between Detroit and Toronto, was, and no doubt still is, a wonderful place … Continue reading

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