Here's some humo(u)r to start your week back after the (North American) holiday. Since I know from comments that a number of my readers are Canadian, I thought I'd just pass along to a link to a piece I posted last Friday: "How to talk like a Canadian - a 12-step program". It came about after a fellow podcaster said he wasn't sure about going to a conference in Canada because "his Canadian was rusty". A number of Canadians actually helped me improve it a bit. It's posted on my old "North of 45" blog that I used to chronicle our time living in Ottawa from 2000-2005 (north of the 45th parallel).