A treat from Portugal: Fonte do Nico wine

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I can’t remember ever drinking a wine from Portugal — until today. My sweetie and I were browsing in the SAQ — a government-run liquor board outlet — and came across a red wine called Fonte do Nico in the “new arrivals” section. The back label on the bottle describes it as “a young wine (2014) designed to appeal to a new generation of wine drinkers.”

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I Am Cait: Will mainstream America (and Canada) be watching?

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I asked this question in LGBT Perspectives. I’m asking it here, too, because there is mostly a different audience reading this blog.

Will you be watching the first instalment of Caitlyn Jenner’s documentary series, I Am Cait, on television on Sunday night. It’s on the E! Network at 8 p.m.

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Of the new blog and Donald Trump

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No, no, I haven’t forgotten this blog and my readers here. This is my primary blog, after all.

But I have been busy getting LGBT Perspectives — the blog/magazine succeeding my long-running newspaper blog — up and running. It’s a challenge starting from scratch, and it’s fun!

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Maintaining professionalism outside of the workplace

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There was a pretty disgraceful exchange between two so-called journalists in the United States on Thursday night. I’ve written about it in LGBT Perspectives; feel free to read the post there and comment there or here.

The sort of behaviour — threats and misgendering — exhibited by Zoey Tur and Ben Sharpiro in a televised panel discussion would never be tolerated by respectable mainstream news organizations, who would undoubtedly discipline staff who stooped to such levels, whether they were representing their organizations at the time or not. In this case, I don’t think either of them were representing their main workplaces.

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Secret mass surveillance: For or against?

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Does it bother you that the NSA in the United States and security agencies in Canada and other nations may be conducting secret mass surveillance of their citizens? Or are you one of those who believe that “if you got nothing to hide, you’ve got nothing to worry about”?

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Nudism: Bare bottoms on rental bikes disturb observer

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After Montreal’s recent World Naked Bike Ride, the Montreal Gazette ran a letter to the editor from a reader who had witnessed the event and was upset by the fact that some of the riders iwere using rented bicycles.

“Do they just put the bike back in racks afterward?” the reader asked, before saying “I will never rent a bike again unless I have Handi-Wipes with me!”

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Lament for Earth’s microbes heading to Pluto

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If only the weather we are experiencing these days in my part of the world could be like this all year . . .

Temperatures are in the upper 20sC (i.e. upper 70sF), the sun is bright and beautiful, and the lake is cool and soooo refreshing . . .

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